The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to social security payments. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

6.3 Privacy, secrecy & proof of identity

Introduction

This chapter describes Services Australia's responsibility to meet the secrecy provisions in the CSRC Act and the CSA Act, and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) in the Privacy Act 1988. It also explains the proof of identity requirements and the circumstances when an authorised representative can obtain or provide information on behalf of a parent or non-parent carer.

WA ex-nuptial cases

The information in this chapter also applies to WA ex-nuptial children. See 1.4 for details of the date from which various provisions have effect.

Last reviewed: