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Privacy Statement

In accordance with the Guidelines for Federal Government World Wide Websites issued by the Australian Privacy Commissioner, the Department of Treasury provides the following privacy statements.

Consultation submissions

Confidential submissions

It is intended that all submissions not marked as confidential will be treated as public and placed on the Treasury website. Therefore authors of submissions should clearly mark any material that is to be treated as confidential or indicate clearly if they do not wish their submission to be made public. Submissions marked as confidential will not be published on the Treasury website.

Personal information

Unless otherwise requested all details that have been included on a submission, including contact information, will be available on the Treasury website. A request may be made to withhold some or all personal information. The Treasury can also remove hidden data from files sent from external sources however, we recommend that submitters remove any personal information that they do not want published prior to sending content to Treasury. The Treasury can only remove personal information and hidden data if files are sent without file protection added. The Treasury will not pass on personal information to a third party however, once personal information has been published onto the web, Treasury does not have any control over its subsequent use and disclosure.

Accessibility

The Treasury has an obligation to provide accessible content on all their websites. Therefore submitters should avoid sending in PDF's of scanned documents as they do not provide for accessible content for the web. The Treasury prefers to receive submissions in Word format so that submissions can be saved and placed on the website in an accessible format. In making content accessible, the Treasury will not alter the content of the submission, however the file format may be changed. It should be noted that pagination may change when files are saved to varying formats.

Statistical information

When you visit this site the following information will be recorded by Treasury or it’s service providers for statistical purposes:

  • a record of your server address;
  • the top level domain name (for example, .com, .gov, .au);
  • the date and time of your visit to the site;
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded;
  • the previous site visited; and
  • the type of browser that you use.

We do not use any cookies on any area of the site that is accessible to the public.

No attempt will be made to identify users of their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise its authority to inspect the Internet Service Providers log files.

Contacting Treasury by email *

Treasury will only record your email address if you send us a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list. We will not use your email address for any other purpose, and will not disclose it, without your consent.

Subscription Service *

Treasury offers a subscribe and unsubscribe email service for clients who wish to receive notification of the latest copies of press releases and other major publications released by the Treasurer, the Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, and by the Treasury Department. When you subscribe to this service your email address is added to a database. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and it will not be disclosed, without your consent.

Online Forms *

As part of the Government Online Strategy Treasury now provides clients with the option of completing some forms online. Treasury records the information requested on the online forms in a database. The information will only be used for the purpose for which it was requested and will not be distributed further, or disclosed, without your consent.

User Feedback *

We seek feedback from our users in order to improve the service offered by the site.  Answering feedback questions is voluntary and does not in any way affect your access to the Treasury websites.

* Note

Our agency recognises that there can be risks associated with the transmission of information over the internet.

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