Information Access Commissioners and Ombudsman release survey results on community attitudes

September 30, 2019 - 9:29am

Information Access Commissioners and Ombudsman today released the findings of their first cross jurisdictional study of community attitudes to access to government information.


Major review of the privacy guidelines

September 24, 2019 - 10:13am

Over the last few months we have been working on a major review of the privacy guidelines. This review isn't finished, but the first batch of guidelines has been released. Some of these were only refreshed, while others have been completely overhauled, resulting in an entirely new guideline.


New guideline: Deliberative process

September 17, 2019 - 11:38am

The Office of the Information Commissioner has a new guideline available on deliberative process. It covers what it is, what it isn't, and how to apply the deliberative process public interest factors. 


2019 Solomon Lecture now available online

September 17, 2019 - 9:25am

Ms Fiona McLeod SC delivered the 2019 Solomon Lecture on Accountability in the Age of the Artificial, focusing on transparency, openness and accountability in the context of increasing adoption of technologies such as artificial intelligence in government functions and decision-making.


What if an applicant sends payment in a form your agency can't accept?

September 12, 2019 - 9:46am

Under the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act), a valid application must be accompanied by the application fee. However, some agencies only accept certain forms of payment or are only able to process forms of payment when they are received in specific ways. For example, an agency may only be able to accept credit card payments made over the phone.