The Data Protection Bill 2009 was introduced in the House of Representatives in January 2009 which was identical to the Data Protection Bill 2008 that lapsed in the previous session of Parliament.
Following concerns raised by the Opposition, the Bill was referred to a Joint Select Committee in February 2009. The Joint Select Committee Report was laid on May 15 2009. However, the Bill lapsed with the end of the Parliament session in January 8 2010.
- Data Protection Bill 2008 (PDF ; 323K)
- Parliament website on the Data Protection Bill 2009 which includes the Hansard of the discussions in Parliament on the Bill.