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Contents (1998 - 133)
Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 No 133
Current version for 1 July 2017 to date (accessed 19 November 2017 at 04:40)
Part 7A
Part 7A Reports by Privacy Commissioner
61A   Annual report
(1)  The Privacy Commissioner is, as soon as practicable after 30 June in each year, to prepare a report of the Privacy Commissioner’s work and activities for the 12 months preceding that date and is to furnish the report to the Presiding Officer of each House of Parliament.
(2)  A copy of the report is to be provided to the Minister.
(3)  The report is be included as part of the annual report of the Information and Privacy Commission.
61B   Report on operation of Act
(1)  The Privacy Commissioner is, as soon as practicable after 30 June in each year, to prepare and publish a report on the operation of this Act (generally, across all public sector agencies) for the 12 months preceding that date and is to furnish the report to the Presiding Officer of each House of Parliament.
(2)  A copy of the report is to be provided to the Minister.
61C   Special report to Parliament
(1)  The Privacy Commissioner may, at any time, make a special report on any matter relating to the functions of the Privacy Commissioner to the Presiding Officer of each House of Parliament and must also provide the Minister with a copy of the report.
(2)  The Privacy Commissioner may include in a report under this section a recommendation that the report be made public immediately.
61D   Procedure for reporting
(1) Tabling A copy of a report made or furnished to the Presiding Officer of a House of Parliament under this Part must be laid before that House on the next sitting day of that House after it is received by the Presiding Officer.
(2) Public reports If a report includes a recommendation by the Privacy Commissioner that the report be made public forthwith, the Presiding Officer of a House of Parliament may make it public whether or not that House is in session and whether or not the report has been laid before that House.
(3) Privileges and immunities A report that is made public by the Presiding Officer of a House of Parliament before it is laid before that House attracts the same privileges and immunities as it would if it had been laid before that House.
(4) Report procedures A Presiding Officer need not inquire whether all or any conditions precedent have been satisfied as regards a report purporting to have been made or furnished in accordance with this Act.
(5) Reference to Presiding Officer In this Part, a reference to a Presiding Officer of a House of Parliament is a reference to the President of the Legislative Council or the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. If there is a vacancy in the office of President, the reference to the President is taken to be a reference to the Clerk of the Legislative Council and, if there is a vacancy in the office of Speaker, the reference to the Speaker is taken to be a reference to the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly.