It has taken me a long time, but I have finally put together an article outlining how I used the law to force Bethel to send me my personal files. It is a very long article full of scans, so I have linked to it at http://jwfacts.com/watchtower/experiences/personal-files-privacy-act-1988.php
In brief, in 2006 I requested that Bethel send me my files on the basis that the Australian Privacy Act 1988 entitles people to receive a copy of any information a corporation holds about them. Bethel refused, so I referred it to the Privacy Commissioner. It took 3 years for the matter to be settled and in 2009 I finally received my documents.
I found it very hard writing this document and put it off for over a year. It has been an emotional experience as I have basically just relived my entire life as a Witness - the "privileges" such as becoming a pioneer, MS and going to Bethel, along with the constant discipline that I received.
I think many of you will be surprised to see the type of information Bethel is still holding about you.
If you notice any errors or find the information hard to understand, let me know and I will try to fix it.