The ACT Judicial Council collects, holds, uses and discloses personal information to carry out its functions or activities under the Judicial Commissions Act 1994 (ACT) (‘the Act’).
Section 35A of the Act requires that a preliminary examination of a complaint and any inquiries into the subject matter of a complaint must, as far as practicable, be in private. In addition, section 28 of the Act prohibits the use or disclosure of information by Council members and staff assisting the Council, except in the exercise of a function under the Act. The Council is exempt from the operation of the Information Privacy Act 2014 (ACT).
The Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman provides the principal officer for the ACT Judicial Council to support the Council in its functions. The Commonwealth Ombudsman also hosts the ACT Judicial Council website.