The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) was created under the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987 (AIHW Act). The AIHW is an independent statutory authority, governed by a Board and accountable to the Australian Parliament through the Minister for Health. The AIHW aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians through providing, supporting the development of, and publishing high quality health and welfare information and statistics.
For more information about the AIHW, see the 'About' page on our website or visit the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare website.
Privacy at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The AIHW handles personal information and adheres to strict governing arrangements. The personal information held by the AIHW is protected by the AIHW’s Privacy Act. The AIHW is also governed by the Privacy ACT 1988. The AIHW is an accredited Integrating Authority and has in place a number of procedures to ensure the security of data.
AIHW ethics committee
Under the AIHW Act, it is a requirement for the AIHW to appoint and maintain an Ethics Committee. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Ethics Committee Regulations 1989 establish our Ethics Committee's membership and functions. One of these functions is to determine, on ethical grounds, whether identifiable data—data that contains personal information or 'information concerning a person'—should be released for a specific purpose. The committee can impose any conditions or restrictions on release of the data that it considers appropriate.
GEN presents data from the National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse (NACDC). Any requests for access to the data in the NACDC are considered by the data custodian and potentially by the ethics committee. More information about the AIHW ethics committee is available on the Ethics Committee page of the AIHW website.
This website www.gen-agedcaredata.gov.au
Please be aware that this website collects information via Google analytics. The type of information that is collected includes the page of the website that is visited, and the length of time spent on a page.
If you have any concerns, questions, or complaints about privacy, please contact the Privacy Officer at the AIHW.
Email: [email protected]
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
GPO Box 570
Canberra, ACT 2601
Phone: 02 6244 1000