Your organisation may have obligations under the Federal Privacy Act 1988 to comply with the National Privacy Principles. You should seek legal advice to determine if your organisation and the management committee have these obligations.
Even if your organisation is required to generally comply with the National Privacy Principles, it will not have to comply with the National Privacy Principles in relation to employees where it engages in acts or practices that are directly related to a current or former employment relationship with an employee and an "employee record" held by the organisation relating to the employee. Employee records are records of personal information that relate to the employment of an employee. Examples of employee records include health information about the employee and personal information about, for example, the terms and conditions of employment, the employee's conduct or performance, the employee's leave entitlements and the employee's personal contact details.
Even if your organisation is not required to comply with the National Privacy Principles, it may be good practice to comply with them in any event and to consider the privacy of your employees when dealing with employee records.
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