2 Affecting investigations by ombudsman or audits by auditor-general

OIC note: The public interest balancing test is explained in the Annotation to section 47(3)(b) of the RTI Act. Specifically, for more detailed information about how the public interest test has been applied in particular contexts or in relation to particular documents, please see the ‘Public interest test applied - contexts’ part of that Annotation. In addition, the ‘Public interest test applied - factors’ part of that Annotation provides links to decisions which have considered particular public interest factors listed in schedule 4, as well as links to FOI Act Annotations where FOI Act provisions operated in a similar way to the current RTI Act public interest factors.

Disclosure of the information could reasonably be expected to cause a public interest harm if disclosure could prejudice the conduct of—

(a) an investigation by the ombudsman; or

(b) an audit by the auditor-general.