This policy establishes the principles governing access to and dissemination of information created, collected, maintained and managed by the NRSCH.
The information sharing function of Registrars is essential in order to support the objects of the National Law and to accomplish the aims of the NRSCH. That is, to ensure a well governed, well managed and viable community housing sector that meets the housing needs of tenants and provides assurance for government and investors.
The purpose of this policy is to explain the circumstances under which the NRSCH will collect and disclose information about a registered community housing provider or a provider seeking registration under the NRSCH. The document also explains under what circumstances a Registrar will share information with other participating Registrars, housing agencies and third parties.
This policy has been agreed and adopted by all jurisdictions participating in the National Regulatory System for Community Housing (NRSCH).
The policy applies to all data collections stored in electronic and non- electronic formats that are owned, created, collected, managed and stored by the NRSCH.
Registrars will manage the sharing of information in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Community Housing Providers National Law (the National Law) including Section 10(1) and Section 26 of the National Law.
The principles of good regulation that underpin the National Regulatory Code are recognised in the Information Sharing policy.
The following are examples of the types of information that may be owned, created, collected, managed or stored by Registrars participating in the NRSCH:
The NRSCH publishes the following information publicly:
If the information sought has not been published it may be provided by the participating NRSCH jurisdiction in response to an informal request. These documents include:
The NRSCH may impose conditions in the use or disclosure of information that is released in response to an informal request.
If the information sought is not published by the NRSCH or available by informal
request, a Registrar may disclose information under the provision of Section 26 of the
In accordance with Section 26 of the National Law, information obtained by Registrars in the exercise of their functions may be disclosed if it is made:
Registrars will assess each request for the disclosure of information under Section 26 on a case by case basis.
Registrars have specific statutory requirements under the Community Housing Providers National Law including:
Registrars are also required to collect and share information whilst exercising specific functions under the National Law, including:
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