This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 5 February to 26 February 2021. Below is a record of the engagement.
We are seeking your feedback on proposed changes to SA’s identity theft legislation.
What’s being decided?
We are proposing to update the following legislation to reflect the changing nature of identity crime:
Under the current legislation, it is difficult to prosecute people who use a false identity or misuse personal ID information. It is not always possible for victims to get an identity theft certificate to help them reverse the damage done as a result of having their identity stolen.
The proposed changes, included in the Statutes Amendment (Identity Theft) Bill 2021 would:
- create a new offence of identity theft
- make it easier to prosecute people who use a false identity or misuse personal ID information
- simplify the criteria for getting an identity theft certificate
You can read more about the changes in the reforms summary page.
Have your say by:
- joining the online discussion
- responding to the online survey
- emailing us at LLPSubmissions@sa.gov.au
- posting written feedback to:
Attorney-General’s Department, Legislative Services
GPO Box 464
Adelaide, SA 5001
How can your input influence the decision?
Your input will help to ensure that the changes improve the effectiveness of identity theft legislation, and will better support victims to recover their identity and repair the damage done.
What are the next steps?
Your feedback will help us to finalise the Bill to be introduced into Parliament to update current legislation.
Parliament will consider the Bill in due course and an outcome will be available on this website.
For general inquiries, email us at LLPSubmissions@sa.gov.au.