Bridgetown Regional Water Supply Scheme

Water quality issues were raised for Kirup & Balingup during 2013. Here is the reply from the Water Corporation:

“For the last 5 years Kirup’s water has been a blend of Kirup Dam supplemented with the Mullalyup soak. From March to August 2013 the Water Corporation has carted water from the ground water source in Donnybrook and entered it directly into the Kirup system which would have most likely given a different taste to the water but the quality of the water is fine.  As the dam is full again (Oct 2013) just the dam water is being used as the source, and users may have noticed a change in taste again.”

Note that the Water Corporation  is aiming to improve the supply and quality of water for Bridgetown, Boyup Brook, Hester, Greenbushes, Balingup, Mullalyup and Kirup via the Bridgetown Regional Water Supply Scheme.
A summary of the project can be viewed here – link: BridgetownWaterScheme.pdf

Scammers impersonating Australia Post

There is currently a ‘Australia Post’ virus email doing the rounds. When you click the Print Shipping Label, it encrypts your PC data using a variant of Crypto Locker then holds you to ransom. This one has already affected a number of companies so best beware.

The picture shows what it looks like (a member has just received it in their inbox) and here is some more info: http://auspost.com.au/about-us/email-scam-warning-jul-2014.html

 

Privacy Act Amendments effective 12/3/14

There have been a number of amendments to the Privacy Act which came into effect on 12th  March 2014.  These changes are mostly to do with individual privacy protection regarding Medical Health Records and Credit Reporting and will not generally affect the way small businesses must comply, unless your business relates to either of these categories.

The Privacy Act now includes a set of 13 new harmonised privacy principles that regulate the handling of personal information by Australian and Norfolk Island Government agencies and some private sector organisations.

You can view the new personal privacy fact sheets here. In particular Fact Sheets 10 & 15 to 22 relate to how to protect your personal information with regard to credit reporting and health records.