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CATSI Act Review Privacy Collection Notice

This notice outlines how the National Indigenous Australians Agency (the Agency) collects and protects your personal information when you communicate with us about our review of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act), and when using our website.

Further details about how the Agency handles personal information is contained at the end of this notice and in our Privacy Policy.

Communicating with you

The Agency collects your personal information (such as your name and your email address), to communicate with you about your specific feedback or enquiry (if you have submitted one) or to distribute updates (if you have subscribed). Providing the requested information, including your contact details, is voluntary. If you choose not to provide us with your contact details, we will not be able to contact you to discuss your feedback further, but your feedback will still be considered in the drafting of the final report.

You can choose to receive updates and information by subscribing - email You can also choose to communicate with us using social media on Facebook , Twitter, or LinkedIn. These are voluntary third party services.

If you would like to communicate with us directly, you can email us.

Video conferencing services

The Agency uses a third party provider, Pexip, to conduct its online consultation sessions for the CATSI Review. If you choose to participate in an online session:

  • we will provide your personal information to the third party service provider, Pexip, for the purposes of seeking your feedback on the CATSI Act.
  • any personal information held by Pexip is handled in accordance with Pexip’s Privacy Policy.

Feedback you provide through these sessions may be summarised and included in the consultation summary report to be drafted by the NIAA at the conclusion of consultation. Participants in the virtual consultation sessions will not be identified in the summary report and comments will not be attributed to them unless consent is given.

Social networking services

If you choose to communicate with us through a third party social network service such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn:

  • we may collect your personal information to help us communicate with you and the public;
  • the social network service providers (and potentially their partners) may collect, use, and hold your personal information, including overseas;
  • the social networking service providers will also handle your personal information for their own purposes. These services have their own privacy policies. You can access the privacy policies for Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn (a Microsoft company) on their websites.


When you email us personal information, or provide it to us through a form provided through this site:

  • we will record your email address and any other information submitted
  • we will use this information for the purpose for which you provide it
  • your email address will not be added to a mailing list, unless provided by you specifically for that purpose.

If you fail to provide us with a minimum level of information (usually marked with an asterisk and generally, a name and email address), we may not be able to respond to you.

If you email us with feedback, please indicate in writing whether you consent to your feedback being published on the NIAA’s website or not, as well as whether you consent to:

  1. the consultation report identifying you (as well as your organisation) as the author, with comments attributed to the submission; or
  2. the consultation report only including comments in the submission anonymously (i.e. without identifying you or your organisation).

Clickstream data (information logged)

When visiting this site, a record of your visit is logged. This 'clickstream data' is collected for statistical purposes and is used to help improve this website. The following information is supplied by your browser (for example Internet Explorer) and collected by us:

  • the user's server address
  • the user's operating system (for example Windows, MAC)
  • the user's top level domain name (for example .com, .gov)
  • the date and time of the visit to the site
  • the pages accessed and the documents downloaded
  • the previous site visited
  • the type of browser used.

Use of your information

We will not publish any submissions or email feedback unless you give us your consent to do so. Unless you notify us otherwise, we may publish feedback received during the virtual consultations sessions without identifying the individual who provided it.

Any personal information provided to us is only used by the NIAA for the purposes of the CATSI Act Review. For the same purpose, we may provide your comments in a de-identified form to the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations and the Minister for Indigenous Australians. Aside from this, we will not provide any information collected from you to anybody else outside the NIAA unless you have given consent for us to do this, or the law requires or authorises us to do so. Our Privacy Policy on our website describes when this might occur.

Our Privacy Policy and contacting us

The privacy and security of your personal information is important to us, and is protected by law. The Agency’s Privacy Policy explains how we store, handle and protect your personal information.  It also explains how you can request to access or correct the personal information we hold about you.

If you require a copy of our Privacy Policy or have a privacy-related enquiry or complaint, contact the Privacy Officer at:


02 6152 3080



The Privacy Officer
National Indigenous Australians Agency
PO Box 2191