However, at the same time, we also note that the current Australian Companies Register currently contains sensitive personal information of directors and officers (such as date of birth, place of birth and residential address). The public availability of such personal information has raised serious concerns of members with respect to privacy, cyber-security and personal safety. An unintended consequence of the changes to search fees is that the risk of harm to directors will increase given this personal information will be more easily accessed by members of the public.

You can read our submission here.