The Office of the National Data Commissioner commissioned an independent Privacy Impact Assessment on the Data Availability and Transparency Bill as introduced to Parliament on 9 December 2020.
In 2003, science fiction author William Gibson was interviewed in the Economist magazine. He said something—which always rattles around inside my head—that was as simple as it was provocative. “The future,” he said “is already here, it is just unevenly distributed”.
Every year biosecurity officers, working for the Department of Agriculture, intercept thousands of plant and animal items before they can enter Australia and potentially devastate entire industries; 2019 was no different.