IDCARE prioritises governance and accountability. We don’t take for granted the funding we receive from our subscriber organisations and other supporters. Here are some of our key governance documents and policies:
Below are public submissions IDCARE has made in response to calls for input on various proposals by government. The insights within these submissions come largely from the experiences shared by community members in relation to cyber, privacy and identity resilience related experiences.
17 November 2022 - Commonwealth Senate Legal & Constitutional Affairs Committee: "Privacy Legislation Amendment (Enforcement and Other Measures)" Bill 2022 - Evidence by IDCARE
3 December 2020 - Commonwealth Attorney-General's Review of the Privacy Act 1988 - IDCARE Submission
November 2019 - Commonwealth Government Cyber Security Discussion Paper 2020 - IDCARE Submission
March 2019 - The Review of National Arrangements for the Protection and Management of Identity Information Report - Redacted Version
6 October 2014 - Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement "Inquiry into Financial Related Crime" - IDCARE Submission
IDCARE is here to provide you with specialist support and guidance when faced with a cyber and identity related issue. Contact one of our Identity & Cyber Security Case Managers to learn more about our Support Services and how we can help you.
IDCARE as a registered charity does not ask individuals to donate or pay for our front line services. We are not a charity that can receive tax deductible donations. We rely on organisations that care enough about you to care about us to keep our charitable service going. Proudly these organisations are displayed above and on our Subscriber Organisations page. If you are asked for payment from someone claiming to be from IDCARE, please report this to us using our Report Phishing email.
IDCARE has access to the Department of Home Affairs Free Interpreting Service, delivered by the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National). Access to the Free Interpreting Service is provided to assist you to communicate with non-English speaking people who hold a Medicare card. Please note that the service does not extend to New Zealand citizens or residents who do not hold an Australian Medicare card, or to tourists, overseas students or people on temporary work visas.
New Zealand Relay provides services to help Deaf, hearing impaired, speech impaired, Deafblind and standard phone users communicate with their peers. A TTY user connects to New Zealand Relay via a toll-free number and types their conversation to a Relay Assistant (RA) who then reads out the typed message to a standard phone user (hearing person).
The RA relays the hearing person's spoken words by typing them back to the Textphone (TTY) User.
The National Relay Service (NRS) is an Australian government initiative that allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment to make and receive phone calls.
The NRS is available 24 hours a day, every day and relays more than a million calls each year throughout Australia.
IDCARE acknowledges and Respects the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate across Australia and New Zealand. This website may contain names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori peoples.
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