OIC celebrates NAIDOC Week

June 27, 2022 - 3:49pm

The Office of the Information Commissioner will be celebrating NAIDOC Week from 3-10 July 2022 and the theme ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’


New guideline - Charging for applications received before 1 July 2022

June 27, 2022 - 9:15am

The Right to Information Act 2009’s (RTI Act) application fee and processing charges will increase on 1 July 2022. The RTI application fee will increase to $53.90 and the processing charge will increase to $8.35. The access charge under the RTI Act and Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act) will remain $0.25 per A4 page.


Important Notice about the State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) Privacy Incident

June 27, 2022 - 7:46am

On 9 May 2022, an incident occurred with the State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) which caused Enforcement Notices containing people’s personal information to be sent out about unpaid fines to the wrong person. This error means a notice containing information about a debtor has been sent to another person, including their name, address, the amount owing, and the matters to which the fines relate.


Guideline: Records of the deceased

June 6, 2022 - 1:47pm

Historically, applications for records relating to deceased people were primarily for medical records. However, these requests are becoming more common in other contexts, involving agencies other than Hospital and Health Services. In recognition of this, we have updated our guideline to be a more general resource for agencies processing applications capturing these records.


Principles for nationally consistent approaches to accessing Stolen Generations records – Joint statement by Australian Information Access Commissioners and Privacy Authorities

May 26, 2022 - 2:38pm

Information Access and Privacy regulators from across Australia have issued a joint statement to mark National Sorry Day (26 May).