ACCESS and EQUITY POLICY
AusVet aims to make services available to everyone who is entitled to them, free from any form of discrimination on the basis of a person’s country of birth, language, culture, race or religion.
AusVet operates at national and international levels and as an employer and service provider understands the importance of equal opportunity in the workplace and global market. Our work practices are guided by the following legislation and principles.
- Age Discrimination Act (2004) (Commonwealth);
- Disability Discrimination Act (1992) (Commonwealth);
- Race Discrimination Act (1975) (Commonwealth);
- Sex Discrimination Act (1984) (Commonwealth); and
- Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act (1999) (Commonwealth).
Access and Equity Principles
- To protect each person’s right to equal opportunity.
- To respect and promote diversity within our workplace.
- To encourage initiatives to effect improvement.
- To respect each person’s right to participate in decisions that affect their lives.
- For the goodwill and desire for justice, fairness, integrity and improvement.
- To respect that individuals have a valuable perspective on any issue.
PRIVACY and CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY
AusVet is committed to its legislative responsibility to protect the personal and commercial information of clients and staff. Our policy aims to ensure that clients and staff are aware of rights and responsibilities concerning privacy and confidentiality.
- AusVet is bound by National Privacy Principles
- AusVet shall only collect personal information which is necessary for its activities
- AusVet shall use lawful and fair means to collect personal information
- AusVet shall ensure the use and disclosure of personal information is for the primary purpose for which is was collected
- AusVet shall ensure the use and disclosure of personal information is for the primary purpose for which it was collected.
- AusVet shall ensure that consent is sought from clients or staff before information is used or disclosed to a third party except where required or authorised by or under law.
- AusVet has a commitment that the personal information it collects uses or discloses is accurate, complete and up to date.
- AusVet shall take responsibility for ensuring that personal information is protected from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or inappropriate disclosure.
- AusVet shall ensure that clients and staff or those legally responsible, have a general right to access personal information held about themselves.
- AusVet shall obtain information only from third parties that act in accordance with the National Privacy Principles.