104 Reporting requirements

(1)

Every specified agency that is involved in an authorised information matching programme shall make such reports to the Commissioner in respect of that programme as the Commissioner may from time to time require.

(2)

Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the matters on which the Commissioner may require any agency to submit a report include the following:

(a)

the actual costs and benefits of an authorised information matching programme:

(b)

any difficulties experienced in the operation of an authorised information matching programme, and how those difficulties are being, or have been, overcome:

(c)

whether or not internal audits or other forms of assessment are undertaken by an agency in relation to an authorised information matching programme, and, if so, the results of those audits or assessments:

(d)

where an agency dispenses with the giving of notice under section 103, the reasons why such a dispensation is made, and the grounds in support of those reasons:

(e)

the details of the operation of an authorised information matching programme, including—

(i)

the number of matches undertaken:

(ii)

the proportion of matches that revealed discrepancies in information involved in the matching:

(iii)

the number of discrepancies so revealed:

(iv)

the proportion of cases in which action was taken as a result of such discrepancies:

(v)

the number of cases in which such action was taken:

(vi)

the number of cases in which such action was taken even though the accuracy of the discrepancy was challenged:

(vii)

the proportion of cases in which such action did not proceed after the individual concerned was notified of the discrepancy:

(viii)

the number of cases in which action taken as a result of a discrepancy was successful:

(f)

such other matters as the Commissioner considers relevant.

Compare: 1991 No 126 s 19; Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990 Schedule cl 9 (Aust)