June 1, 2014 - 12:18pm
Notify applicants and third parties of decision at the same time
Consulted third parties must be given a decision letter if you decide to release a document contrary to the objections of a third party. The decision letter should be given to the third party and the applicant at the same time, or as soon as possible after, the decision letter is given to the applicant. This is because only one decision can be made in relation to an access application.
June 1, 2014 - 12:15pm
Information requests for documents containing personal information of public sector employees are likely to attract public interest factors relevant to fostering government transparency and accountability1, which carry substantial weight.
June 1, 2014 - 12:13pm
“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” – Karl Lagerfeld
June 1, 2014 - 12:10pm
Wherever possible, formal applications for government-held information under the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act) should only be made as a last resort.1
June 1, 2014 - 12:07pm
“I made a complaint two months ago about my neighbour’s barking dog. I want to know what you’ve done about it”.
Sound familiar? Many agencies encounter this situation on a regular basis, where a complainant informally requests, or formally applies for, access to information about a complaint they made.