Privacy Act 1988 – Key Areas of Privacy Practice - Emerging and Significant Topics


Hosted by: Melissa Gangemi and Justin Davidson

Cost: $195.00


Presented by Australian Government Solicitor’s Senior Lawyers,  this instructional presentation is aimed at providing insights into key areas of privacy law and practice including:

  • Personal information and consent
  • Data Protection
  • Breach notifications
  • Complaint resolution
  • Compensations

This video is 1 hour in length and will equate to 1 CPD point.

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Melissa Gangemi - Senior Lawyer, Dispute Resolution


Melissa regularly advises on administrative law matters, including migration, citizenship and information access. She is one of AGS’s most experienced privacy lawyers with particular expertise in conducting complex privacy impact assessments. 

She has broad experience in conducting judicial and merits review for various government clients including Immigration. She has also undertaken a number of outposts giving general and specific administrative law advice. 

Melissa is an accredited administrative law specialist. In 2015, She received an Australia Day award for her involvement with the Federal Court litigation conducted on behalf of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority commenced by the Essendon Football Club and former coach James Hird.

Justin Davidson - Senior Executive Lawyer


An expert in administrative law, Justin appears in federal courts on judicial review appeals and in the AAT on topics as diverse as grants and entitlements, registration of chemical products, access to documents and deregistration of marriage celebrants. He provides advice and legal strategy input to agencies when managing their administrative law litigation or legal compliance complaints and undertakes audits of their decision-making processes. 

A recognised leader in information access law, he regularly advises on and appears in disputes under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, Privacy Act 1988 and Archives Act 1983. He routinely acts in matters concerning the application of privileges and immunities. His often high-profile matters range from appearing for Commonwealth agencies resisting disclosure of incoming government briefs to assisting the Australian Federal Police to obtain orders allowing for DNA testing of murder suspects to acting for Commonwealth officers appearing before parliamentary inquiries. 

Justin is widely recognised for his exemplary client service and advice. He is also an accomplished trainer, frequently assisting agencies with their learning and development needs across a wide range of administrative law topics. He is a section editor for the Australian Journal of Administrative Law. 

Justin has been with AGS in various capacities since 2003. Justin’s other experience includes a 3 month secondment to Comcare in their internal reconsiderations team, assisting agencies to prepare submissions to law reform inquiries, representing Commonwealth officers in coronial inquests and placements with AGS’s Intellectual Property team and Government Finance unit. 

Prior to joining AGS Justin worked in the (then) Department of Finance and Administration as instructing officer on a range of litigation matters.



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