Merewether Uniting Church Privacy Statement


The Privacy Act

In December 2000, the Federal Parliament passed the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000. This legislation amended the Privacy Act 1988, which had mainly applied to public sector agencies. However, that amendment meant that the Privacy Act also applied to private sector organisations including the Uniting Church.

The 2012 Privacy Amendment Act which came into effect 12th March 2014 includes a set of new harmonised privacy principles to regulate the handling of personal information by both Australian Government agencies and non Government organisations.  These principles are identified as the Australian Privacy Principles (APP’s) and replace the National Privacy Principles (NPP’s) that previously applied to the Uniting Church.

The 2012 Privacy Amendment Act sets out how organisations should collect, use, store, secure and disclose personal information. It also gives individuals the right to know what personal information an organisation holds and the right to access and correct that information. The Act has 13 Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) most of which have direct implications for the Uniting Church.


From time to time, Merewether Uniting Church  may provide links to other websites, not owned or controlled by Merewether Uniting Church that we think might be useful or of interest to you. We cannot, however, be responsible for the privacy practices used by other website owners or the content or accuracy of those other websites. Links to various non-Merewether Uniting Church websites do not constitute or imply endorsement by Merewether, Newcastle Uniting Church of these websites, any products or services described on these sites, or of any other material contained in them.


Guidelines for privacy in the UCA can be found at


If you have any enquiries about privacy  please email us at