OIC monitors and reports on agency compliance with the RTI Act and the IP Act by conducting audits, reviews and surveys of government departments, local governments, statutory authorities, government owned corporations and universities, in order to measure the extent to which the agencies have achieved the right to information and information privacy reforms. Under the RTI Act, OIC reports on review outcomes to the Parliamentary Committee for Legal Affairs and Safety Committee (LASC), and under the IP Act, reports can be sent to the Speaker for tabling in the Legislative Assembly.
On 29 March 2022, the Chair of the Legal Affairs and Safety parliamentary committee tabled our report Administrative access to information – How the Department of Education manages access to documents held in schools.
We made six recommendations. The department supports our recommendations and intends to implement them. We will monitor the department’s progress.