COVIDSafe laws get a new framework

James Riley

Legislation enshrining privacy protections around the COVID-19 contact tracing app into law is set to be passed by the Senate on Thursday with bipartisan support after government agreed on a number of changes with Labor.

Attorney-General Christian Porter introduced the Privacy Amendment (Public Health Contact Information) Bill 2020 to the House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon. The legislation replaces the Biosecurity Act determination which is currently governing the COVIDSafe app, and introduces a number of new requirements and rules.

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