The Tennant Creek Women’s Refuge protects your privacy and confidentiality in line with legislation through the responsible collection, storage, use and disposal of personal information.
You are entitled to request access to the information about you that we keep on file.
If you believe your privacy has been breached please contact the CEO on (08) 8962 1940 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In October 2018 amendments were made to the Domestic and Family Violence Act 2007 (NT), in force on 01 December 2018, to introduce a new Information Sharing Scheme, set out in Chapter 5A of the Act.
The Scheme promotes effective, coordinated responses that require agencies providing domestic and family services to work together, to share appropriate and safe information so that victim survivors of domestic and family violence are safer and that perpetrators of domestic and family violence are held to account and provided with opportunities to change their behaviour.
The Act identifies the following key principles which guide the collection, use and disclosure of information by Information Sharing Entities (ISE’s):
(i) an ISE should obtain the consent of a person who fears or experiences domestic or family violence before sharing information about the person, unless it is not safe, possible or practical to do so. However, the safety, protection and wellbeing of a person who fears or experiences domestic or family violence are paramount;
(ii) before disclosing information about a person, an ISE should consider whether disclosing the information is likely to adversely affect the safety of the person or another person;
(iii) an ISE should only collect, use or disclose information to the extent that it is necessary to assess and manage risk to a person’s safety because of domestic and family violence;
(iv) an ISE that collects, uses or discloses the information of an Aboriginal person should do so in a manner that promotes cultural safety, is culturally sensitive, and considers the persons’ familial and community connections; and
(v) an ISE should have regard to a person’s cultural, sexual and gender identity, and their religious faith (if any).