All I want for Christmas is an Information Sheet
A short, sweet, to the point letter can often be the most effective way to communicate a message. However, the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) requires applicants and third parties to be fully informed of their rights. OIC’s Information Sheets can be included with your correspondence, allowing you to keep your letters short and sweet and your applicants fully informed. Many of them were written specifically to tell applicants and third parties what they need to know about the RTI Act, including:
- What does it mean if you are consulted as a third party, which explains the consultation process and rights of review and can be used when consulting with a third party.
- What is the public interest, aims to help applicants understand the public interest and can be given to the applicant if refusing access to information on the basis that disclosure would be contrary to the public interest.
- Explaining your review rights - a guide for applicants, explains review rights and can be provided with the prescribed written notice.
- Exempt information: Crime and Corruption Commission investigation - a guide for applicants, aims to help applicants understand the Crime and Corruption Commission exemption and can be given to the applicant to help manage their expectations, if they contact you, wanting to apply for this kind of information.
A full list of OIC’s RTI Information Sheets can be found here. If you have any suggestions for new Information Sheets please feel free to contact the Enquiries Service by emailing email@example.com or by telephoning 07 3432 7373.