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Appendix Five — Memorandums of Understanding

Australian Human Rights Commission

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 $1,963,992 for these services in 2013–14. The OAIC also sub-let premises in Sydney from the AHRC under this arrangement.

ACT Government Department of Justice and Community Safety

The OAIC renewed an MOU with the ACT Government Department of Justice and Community Safety until 30 June 2014. 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. In 2013–14, the OAIC received $93,050 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 2013–14. The OAIC received $372,976 (including GST) from Centrelink to support the costs of monitoring the conduct of the data-matching program.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

The OAIC has held an agreement with the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) since May 2008. The OAIC provides ongoing privacy advice as well as two audits a year of various aspects of ACBPS' use of Passenger Name Record data. The OAIC invoiced ACBPS for $60,000 (including GST) in 2013–14 to support the costs of this work. This MOU was renewed in January 2013 and supersedes the MOU that was in place since 2008.

Department of Human Services — 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 was 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014. Previously, these matters were dealt with under two separate MOUs. The OAIC received $363,000 from the Department of Human Services in 2013–14.

Department of Health — Healthcare Identifiers and Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records

The OAIC held an MOU with the Department of Health to deliver an independent regulatory service in relation to the handling of Healthcare Identifiers (HI) and the operation of the HI Service as provided by the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) and the Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010. 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 (PCEHR system) as provided by the Privacy Act and Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012.

The OAIC received $509,898 for oversight of the HI Service and $1,294,818 for oversight of the PCEHR system in 2013–14.

Department of Industry

The OAIC held an agreement with the Department of Industry (Industry) to provide dedicated privacy-related services, including the OAIC's appointment as independent privacy regulator of the Student Identifier Scheme. The OAIC received $41,750 from Industry for the provision of services in 2013–14.

Department of Finance

The OAIC held an MOU with the Department of Finance for hosting the OAIC Blog on the Govspace website. The MOU commenced on 1 July 2012 and continues until terminated.

The OAIC paid $4500 for these services in 2013–14.