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RKWN & VWL event - Changes to Privacy and Information Sharing: How it affects you

Join Victorian Women Lawyers, together with the Russell Kennedy Women's Network for an exciting panel discussion moderated by Rachel Dixon, Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner, that will bring audience members up to speed with the changes and how information is best and appropriately shared.


Information sharing within the public sector became a huge focus following the tragic death of Luke Batty, and subsequently formed a large part of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

Since the Royal Commission, the Victorian Government has allocated significant resources to improving information sharing between government.


Rachel Dixon, Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner, OVIC

Rachel Dixon is the Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner at the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC).

She is among the most prominent Australian experts on technology and culture. Her professional background encompasses IT and telecommunications, privacy, identity, security, along with more esoteric work in film, television and new media production.


Anita Courtney, Principal, Russell Kennedy Lawyers

Anita is an experienced practitioner specialising in aged care and regulatory compliance.

Anita regularly provides advice to aged care and disability providers regarding their privacy law obligations, as well as their legislative responsibilities, risk management, compliance issues, disputes management and debt recovery issues. Anita also delivers advice about statutory interpretation, natural justice and human rights issues and assists with professional conduct matters for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Superintendent Libby Murphy, Family Violence Command, Victoria Police

Libby has had a diverse career during her 28 years in Victoria Police. She has had roles as an investigator, supervisor and manager across rural and metropolitan areas. She has also worked in Criminal Investigation Units, Crime Squads, anti-corruption task forces, uniform and specialist areas and has a strong background in emergency management.

In 2017, Libby was appointed to Superintendent of Family Violence Command.

Tracey Beaton, Director and Chief Practitioner Human Services, DHHS

Tracy is the Chief Practitioner and Director of the Office of Professional Practice at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

She leads the Office to assist to improve the quality of lives of people who access human services. Tracy provides expert advice, consultation and review of complex cases impacting children in child protection, out of home care and others in need of human services.


Both women and men are welcome to attend. 

Please see the event flyer for further details.

Event Details

Wednesday 22 August 2018

  • 7.15am: Registration, breakfast & networking
  • 7.45am - 8.45am: Panel and Q&A

Location: Russell Kennedy, Level 12, 469 La Trobe Street Melbourne   

Cost: Free for VWL members; $10 for non-members.

Register by Monday 20 August 2018

To help us tailor the discussion to your interests, please submit a question for our panel when you register. Alternatively, you can email your question through to rkwn@rk.com.au before the event.

This professional development activity contains content that may meet the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) needs of lawyers.

For more information please contact Bridget McDowall via email rkwn@rk.com.au or visit our RKWN  website here.

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