Privacy considerations

Legislative framework governing information submitted during the reporting process

The data that you submit as part of WGEA gender equality reporting forms part of the Agency’s data set. It is public sector information (PSI), that is, data, information or content that is generated, collected, or funded by or for the government or public institutions. Australian Government policy is that PSI is a national resource and releasing as much of it on as permissive terms as possible will maximise its economic and social value to Australia and reinforce its contribution to a healthy democracy.

The Agency recognises the importance of making its PSI publicly available and is committed to making its PSI as accessible and usable as possible, subject to relevant legislation and Agency policies, including the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Cth) (WGE Act), Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth). For further detail, refer: Protocol on sharing reporting data | WGEA