Privacy watchdog loses $12m and faces funding cliff

Denham Sadler
Senior Reporter

Australia’s national privacy office will lose more than $11 million in the next financial year as it faces a funding cliff and a backlog of investigations and freedom of information reviews.

On Wednesday, the office said the investigations will continue as one-off funding for them runs dry, with other areas at the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) to bear the brunt of the drop.

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