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Appendix 7 — Committee members

Information Advisory Committee

The Information Advisory Committee (IAC) is established by the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010 (s 27). Members (other than the Chair) are appointed by the Minister.

The IAC assists and advises the Australian Information Commissioner in matters relating to the performance of the Information Commissioner functions. The IAC advises the Information Commissioner; it does not advise the Australian Government directly. The minutes of IAC meetings are published on the OAIC website.

As at 30 June 2013 the members were:

  • Professor John McMillan, Australian Information Commissioner (Committee Chair)
  • The Hon Dr John Bannon AO, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Adelaide
  • Ms Anita Brown, Trade Marks Attorney, Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Ms Jenet Connell, Deputy Secretary, Department of Finance and Deregulation
  • Ms Elizabeth Kelly, Deputy Secretary, Attorney-General's Department
  • Ms Jill Lang, Consultant
  • Mr Peter Lewis, Executive Producer, Landline ABC News, Brisbane
  • Ms Su McCluskey, Chief Executive Officer of the Regional Australia Institute
  • Ms Roxanne Missingham, University Librarian (Chief Scholarly Information Officer), Australian National University
  • Mr Alan Noble, Engineering Director, Google Sydney
  • Ms Kirstie Parker, Managing Editor, Koori Mail
  • Mr Edward Santow, Chief Executive Officer, Public Interest Advocacy Centre
  • Mr Michael Simpson, General Manager, Policy and Advocacy, Vision Australia.

Note: Ms Stephanie Foster, Deputy Secretary, Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport ceased as a member in October 2012.

The Freedom of Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner participate in IAC meetings as observers.

Privacy Advisory Committee

The Privacy Advisory Committee (PAC) is established by the Privacy Act 1988 (s 82). Members (other than the Chair) are appointed by the Governor-General.

The PAC provides strategic advice on privacy to the Australian Information Commissioner. The minutes of PAC meetings are published on the OAIC website.

As at 30 June 2013 the members were:

  • Professor John McMillan, Australian Information Commissioner (Committee Chair)
  • Mr Leon Carter, National Secretary, Financial Sector Union
  • Professor Michael Kidd AM, Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University
  • Dr Christine O'Keefe, Research Leader for Business and Services Analytics in CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics
  • Associate Professor Moira Paterson, Faculty of Law, Monash University
  • Barbara Robertson, Chief Privacy Officer and Head of Governance, National Australia Bank
  • Mr Richard Glenn, Assistant Secretary, Business and Information Law Branch, Attorney-General's Department.

The Privacy Commissioner participates in PAC meetings as an observer.