PRIVACY ACT 1988
The Commissioner has the following functions:
(a) the functions that are conferred on the Commissioner by or under:
(i) this Act; or
(ii) any other law of the Commonwealth;
(b) the guidance related functions;
(c) the monitoring related functions;
(d) the advice related functions;
(e) to do anything incidental or conducive to the performance of any of the above functions.
: No 197 of 2012, s 3 and Sch 6 item 9 contains the following saving provision:
9 Audits by the Commissioner
This item applies if:
(a) before 12 March 2014, the Commissioner was conducting an audit under paragraph 27(1)(h) or (ha), 28(1)(e) or 28A(1)(g) of the Privacy Act; and
(b) immediately before that time, the audit has not been completed.
Despite the amendments of the Privacy Act made by this Act, the Commissioner may continue, after 12 March 2014, to conduct the audit as if those amendments had not been made.]
The Commissioner has power to do all things necessary or convenient to be done for, or in connection with, the performance of the Commissioner ' s functions. 27(3)
Without limiting subsection (2), the Commissioner may establish a panel of persons with expertise in relation to a particular matter to assist the Commissioner in performing any of the Commissioner ' s functions. 27(4)
Section 38 of the Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010 , rather than section 12B of this Act, applies in relation to an investigation of an act or practice referred to in subsection 29(1) of that Act in the same way as it applies to Parts 3 and 4 of that Act.
Section 38 of the Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010 deals with the additional effect of Parts 3 and 4 of that Act.