Privacy statement

The Parliamentary Counsel's Office seeks to adhere to the JACS Privacy Policy developed by the Justice and Community Safety Directorate.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, please contact:

Parliamentary Counsel's Office
Level 3, 12 Moore Street, Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: +612 6205 3700

Information collected

When you browse our website, our system automatically makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:

  • your server address
  • top level domain name (eg: .com, .net, .gov, .au etc)
  • the type of browser and operating system you used
  • date and time of your visit
  • the previous site visited
  • which pages are accessed
  • the time spent on individual pages and the site overall
  • which files were downloaded

No attempt will be made to identify individual users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency (eg Australian Federal Police) exercises a warrant to inspect our web server's log files.

We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information, such as:

  • sending an email
  • participating in a survey
  • subscribing to legislation news

If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any feature of this web site.

Use of personal information collected

PCO may collect or hold personal information in relation to email enquiries about the Legislation Register website or for the purposes of the website subscription service. This may include: name and contact details (including email address). Personal information for website subscription purposes is held in MailChimp, for more information see the MailChimp Privacy Policy. Website users can unsubscribe at any time.

Any personal information you chose to provide will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided and will not be disclosed to other people or organisations without your prior consent.

The Internet is an insecure medium and users should be aware that there are inherent risks transmitting information across the Internet. Information submitted unencrypted via email or web forms may be at risk of being intercepted, read or modified. If you do not wish to email or send an online form to the Parliamentary Counsel's Office, you can send a postal mail to the address above.

Other sites

This site contains links to other sites. The Parliamentary Counsel's Office is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these websites.