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From: "Simon Berglund"
Date: 09/09/2013 12:00:AM

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September 2013

Government Newsletter

In this edition:
  > Feature Story
  > Industry News
  > Standards News
  > Regulatory News
  > Useful Services & Info
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industry news


Tony Abbott's Coalition team readies for government as Labor looks to reform

ABC News
9 September 2013

Newly-elected Prime Minister Tony Abbott is getting on with business, with focus to begin implementing policies and promises as soon as possible.

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ACCC plays fundamental role in our market economy
5 September 2013

Understand the role that the ACCC plays as a regulator for competition, consumer protection, product safety, energy and more in our market economy.

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Draft Australian Privacy Principles consultation begins
23 August 2013

The draft Australian Privacy Principle (APP) Guidelines have been released for public consultation.

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AS/NZS ISO/IEC 17021.2:2013
Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems - Competence requirements for auditing and certification of environmental management systems

Adopts ISO/IEC TS 17021-2:2012 to specify additional competence requirements for personnel involved in the audit and certification process for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and complements the existing requirements of AS/NZS ISO/IEC 17021.

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AS 5334-2013, Climate change adaptation for settlements and infrastructure - A risk based approach

Provides principles and generic guidelines on the management of the risks that settlements and infrastructure face from the impacts of climate change. In particular it describes a systematic approach to planning the adaptation of settlements and infrastructure based on the risk management process given in AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009.

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Market Regulation -
Commonwealth Report

ASIC has released Report 368 - Emerging market issuers (August 2013). ASIC noted a number of challenges that emerging market issuers are more likely to encounter than entities operating wholly in Australia, including:

red_triangle_bullet"good corporate governance and management systems";
red_triangle_bullet"complex ownership or contractual arrangements";
red_triangle_bullet"risks associated with relying on one or two key individuals located outside Australia"; and
red_triangle_bullet"the difficulty in accessing or verifying reliable information about an entity's operation and performance".

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Mobile Phone Tracking by Retailers Could be Illegal

ABC News reports that former Privacy Commissioner Malcolm Crompton has warned that retailers implementing anonymous WiFi tracking technology to collect aggregate data about customer shopping habits through mobile phones, could be in breach of the Privacy Act 1988 No. 119 (Cth) if they are using technology from the US, which has a much narrower definition of personal information. 

According to ABC News, the technology currently in use in Australia does not allow consumers to opt in, with customers often unaware that they are being tracked.

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Simon Berglund

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