NEWSLETTER: SA Public Sector – Issue 39

17 December 2020


Welcome to Issue 39 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter, our last for 2020. In this issue we see a focus on privacy, with the launch of a new national campaign urging Australians to protect themselves against cybercrime, and consumers being reminded to safeguard personal information when making Christmas purchases online.

Further privacy related news includes the release of the Information and Privacy Commissioner’s first report on the privacy protections in the COVIDSafe app; this is timely given the recent update to the COVIDSafe app to improve the rate of capture of close contacts.

At the State level, a change to Labour Hire Licensing laws has resulted in labour hire fees being refunded, putting money back into the pockets of more than 300 local businesses. Businesses that have successfully applied for refunds include; IT and engineering firms, caterers, recruitment firms and medical professionals, particularly those in regional areas.

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