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Appendix Seven — 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 2014 the members were:

  • Professor John McMillan AO, 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
  • Ms Jill Lang, Consultant
  • Mr Peter Lewis, Rural & Regional Network Reporter, ABC News Australia
  • Ms Su McCluskey, Chief Executive Officer, Regional Australia Institute
  • Ms Roxanne Missingham, University Librarian Chief Scholarly Information Officer, Australian National University
  • Mr Alan Noble, Engineering Director, Google Australia
  • Ms Kirstie Parker, Co-Chair, National Congress of Australia's First Peoples
  • Mr Edward Santow, Chief Executive Officer, Public Interest Advocacy Centre
  • Mr Michael Simpson, General Manager New South Wales, ACT, Vision Australia.

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

Note: Ms Elizabeth Kelly, Deputy Secretary, Attorney-General's Department, resigned from the IAC on 3 October 2013.

Privacy Advisory Committee

The Privacy Advisory Committee (PAC) is established by the Privacy Act 1988 (s 82). Members (other than the Chair and Privacy Commissioner) 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 2014 the members were:

  • Professor John McMillan AO, Australian Information Commissioner (Committee Chair)
  • Mr Timothy Pilgrim, Privacy Commissioner
  • Professor Michael Kidd AM, Executive Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University
  • Ms Barbara Robertson, Chief Privacy Officer and Head of Governance, National Australia Bank.

Note: Mr Richard Glenn, Assistant Secretary, Business and Information Law Branch, Attorney-General's Department, resigned from the PAC on 23 August 2013. The appointments of Dr Christine O'Keefe, Program Leader for Decision and User Science in CSIRO Computational Informatics, CSIRO; Associate Professor Moira Paterson, Faculty of Law, Monash University; and Mr Leon Carter, National Secretary, Financial Sector Union, expired on 7 December 2013.