Growing Up in Australia - Study members

 

Privacy and consent

Wave 7 consent forms

Wave 7 will be taking place throughout 2016. For our study participants, this means one of our interviews will be getting in touch to organise an interview. At the time of the interview, they will also be asking you to sign some consent forms, if you want to view these forms, or more information about them please view below.

For 16 – 17 year olds

When your parents first joined the Growing Up in Australia study they signed up to participate on their own and your behalf. Now that you are 16 years or older we will be asking you to sign a study participant consent form. By signing this form, you will be consenting to participate in Growing Up in Australia and for the collection of your personal and sensitive information for the purposes of the study. We will also be asking for you to give us permission to access your Centrelink benefits data and/or your current address details to be used in Growing Up in Australia. This allows us to collect this information without having to ask you a lot of detailed questions about any payments you receive(d).

If you have a Centrelink Customer Reference Number it would be helpful if you could have this ready for your interview. Your interviewer will explain both of these forms in more detail at the home visit.

Study participant consent form (PDF 340 KB)

For parents of 16 – 17 year olds

During your interview we will be asking you to sign a study participant consent form. By signing this form, you will be consenting to further participate in Growing Up in Australia and for the collection of your personal and sensitive information for the purposes of the study. We will also be asking for you to give us permission to access your Centrelink benefits data and/or your current address details to be used in Growing Up in Australia. If you have a Centrelink Customer Reference Number it would be helpful if you could have this ready for this part of the interview.

Your interviewer will also ask you to sign a Medicare consent form. By signing this form, you will be providing permission for the study to access your Medicare and/or your Pharmaceutical Benefits claims information (including co-payments data) and your Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme claims information (if and when applicable), and/or your current address details.

This information is valuable to the study because it helps us to efficiently gain a better picture of your health history.

Parent completing interview consent form (PDF 180 KB)
Parent completing paper questionnaire consent form (PDF 255 KB)
Parent Medicare consent form (PDF 180 KB)

For parents of 12 – 13 year olds

During your interview we will be asking you to sign a Medicare consent form. By signing this form, you will be providing permission for the study to access your Medicare and/or your Pharmaceutical Benefits claims information (including co-payments data) and your Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme claims information (if and when applicable), and/or your current address details.

This information is valuable to the study because it helps us to efficiently gain a better picture of your health history.

Parent Medicare consent form (PDF 180 KB)


Growing Up in Australia Privacy Statement

Growing Up in Australia: the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children is conducted as a partnership between the Department of Social Services (DSS), the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), with advice provided by a consortium of leading researchers. Growing Up in Australia is an ongoing study with information collected using a variety of approaches including computer self-interview, paper and web form, telephone interview and face-to-face interview. Information is being used to further the understanding of child and adolescent development and wellbeing to help the government plan future policies and services. Data released to researchers or policy makers is de-identified, and only combined results (aggregate) are published. All information collected is kept strictly confidential.

In line with the Privacy Act 1988, separate consent is sought from study participants to release personal and sensitive information to any other person or organisation for the purpose of the study. If the organisation responsible for future data collection phases of the study changes, the ABS will be required to disclose information to that organisation. Participation in the study is voluntary. Growing Up in Australia study participants may withdraw from the study at any time or choose not to take part in some aspects of the study. However, information collected prior to withdrawal continues to be used and forms part of the Growing Up in Australia data.

Any queries can be directed to Growing Up in Australia by:

Please note: Changes to the Privacy Act came into effect on the 12th March 2014. The changes included a set of new privacy principles that regulate the handling of personal information by both Australian government agencies and businesses.

Department of Social Services Privacy Statement

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