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Privacy - Further Information

This website is managed by The Treasury. The Treasury is subject to the Privacy Act which requires that the Treasury comply with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) as set out in the Privacy Act. The APPs regulate the Treasury’s obligations in relation to the collection, storage, use, disclosure, quality and security of personal information and access and correction rights of individuals in relation to their personal information.

The Treasury’s information handling practices are outlined in its Privacy policy. This document sets out all of the information required by APP1.4 of the Privacy Act and outlines how an individual may seek access or correction to their personal information or make a complaint about how the Treasury has handled their personal information.

What happens to my submission?

Your submission will be read by Treasury staff working on the project to which you are contributing. These staff will decide whether to accept your submission and whether to publish it.

In the interests of informed public debate, Treasury is committed to transparency in its processes and open access to information. For this reason, Treasury aims to publish submissions on its website where it is appropriate to do so. However, Treasury reserves the right to edit (for example, remove defamatory material or, where appropriate, de-identify personal or sensitive information), publish or not publish submissions on its website at its own discretion.

Your submission is not automatically accepted and published. Treasury may take several weeks to consider and process your submission.

If accepted, most submissions are published on Treasury’s website with the name of the submitter. If your submission is published, the information in it, including your name can be searched for on the internet.

You cannot withdraw or alter your submission once the committee has published it.

You can ask Treasury to keep your submission private

If you want your submission to be kept confidential (and your name not to be published on the internet), you should

  • include the word confidential clearly on the front of your submission and provide a reason for your request.
  • make sure that your name and contact details are on a separate page and not in the main part of your submission.

Confidential information may be placed in an attachment to the main part of your submission, with a request for Treasury to keep the attachment confidential.

Confidential submissions are only read by members of the relevant project team, and are not made available on the Treasury website. De-identified summaries of these submissions will not be made public without the permission of the contributors.  However, the substance of any submission might be communicated to the Minister, and in most circumstances Treasury has an obligation to provide the Minister with information about who provided the submission if it is requested.

Please also note that any submission provided to Treasury may be the subject of a request under the federal Freedom of Information Act 1982. Any request for access to or a copy of a confidential submission is determined in accordance with that Act, which has provisions designed to protect sensitive information given in confidence. The Act includes various exemptions for documents such as: documents provided in confidence (e.g. confidential submissions) and personal information. Any FOI application that relates to personal information or confidential submissions will be processed in accordance with these exemptions.


Ownership of all submissions received by Treasury remains vested with the respective author(s) of the submission.

However, in making a submission to Treasury you grant a permanent, irrevocable, royalty-free licence to allow the Department to use, reproduce, publish, adapt, perform or communicate to the public your submission on the department website, including converting your submission into a different format to that submitted for the purposes of meeting relevant accessibility requirements.

To the extent that your submission contains material that is owned by a third party, you warrant that you have obtained all necessary licences and consents required for the use of those materials (including for Treasury to use, reproduce, publish, perform or communicate to the public), and have made arrangements for the payment of any royalties or other fees payable in respect of the use of such material.

Delib's privacy policy explains how Delib will collect, safeguard and process your data on behalf of The Treasury.