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Appendix 5 — Memorandums of understanding

Australian Human Rights Commission Memorandum of Understanding

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) held a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) which covers the provision of corporate services to the OAIC. This included financial, administrative, information technology and human resources. The OAIC paid $1,961,696 for these services in 2012–13. The OAIC also sub-let premises in Sydney from the AHRC under this arrangement.

ACT Government Department of Justice and Community Safety Memorandum of Understanding

The OAIC renewed a MOU with the ACT Government Department of Justice and Community Safety until 30 June 2013. Under the MOU, the OAIC provided a number of privacy services to the ACT Government including: handling privacy complaints and enquiries about ACT Government agencies, providing policy advice, carrying out audits, providing privacy training on request, and facilitating the Information Contact Officers Network (ICON).

In 2012–13, the OAIC received $100,299 (including GST) for the provision of these services.

Centrelink

The OAIC continued to undertake its responsibilities under the Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990 throughout 2012–13. The OAIC received funding of $279,732 (including GST) from Centrelink to support the costs of monitoring the conduct of the data-matching program.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service Memorandum of Understanding

The OAIC has held an agreement with the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (Customs) since May 2008. The OAIC provides ongoing privacy advice as well as two audits a year of various aspects of Customs' use of Passenger Name Record data. The OAIC invoiced Customs for $80,000 (including GST) in 2012–13 to support the costs of this work. This MOU was renewed in January 2013 and supersedes the 2008 MOU.

Department of Human Services Memorandum of Understanding — Service Delivery Reform and General Functions across the Department of Human Services

The OAIC held an agreement with the Department of Human Services to provide privacy advice and assistance in relation to the Government's Service Delivery Reform Agenda and to enable the OAIC to report on privacy matters arising from the implementation and business as usual activities of Service Delivery Reform. The period of the MOU is 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013. Previously, these matters were dealt with under two separate MOUs.

The OAIC received $121,000 from the Department of Human Services in 2012–13.

Department of Health and Ageing Memorandum of Understanding — Healthcare Identifiers and Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records

The OAIC held a MOU with the Department of Health and Ageing to deliver an independent regulatory service in relation to the handling of Healthcare Identifiers and the operation of the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service as provided by the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) and the Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010 (HI Act). The MOU also provides for the delivery of an independent regulatory service in relation to the handling of personal information within the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records system (eHealth system) as provided by the Privacy Act and Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012.

Under this arrangement, the OAIC received $517,925 for oversight of the HI Service and $1,305,653 for oversight of the eHealth system in 2012–13.

Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education Memorandum of Understanding

The OAIC held an agreement with the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE) to provide dedicated privacy-related services, including the OAIC's appointment as independent privacy regulator of the Student Identifier Scheme.

The OAIC received $125,250 form DIISRTE for the provision of services in 2012–13.

Department of Finance and Deregulation Memorandum of Understanding

The OAIC held an MOU with the Department of Finance and Deregulation (Finance) for hosting the OAIC Blog on the Govspace website. The MOU commenced on 1 July 2012 and continues until terminated. The OAIC paid $4950 for these services in 2012–13.