Guidelines - Access and amendment
Guidelines related to the access provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 and the access and amendment provisions of Chapter 3 of the Information Privacy Act 2009:
General outline of the requirements of the RTI and IP Acts, including terminology and helpful checklists.
Information about proactive disclosure of government held information, publication schemes, administrative access and publishing data.
Explains the requirements for receiving and assessing applications, determining which Act applies and whether an application is valid.
Agencies may neither confirm nor deny the existence of documents in response to some applications.
Processing applications deals with all stages of application processing, including searching for documents, fees and charges, transferring and timeframes.
Decision making deals with all stages of application processing, including searching for documents, fees and charges, transferring and timeframes.
Information about giving access to documents after making an access decision.
Explains the disclosure log requirements for departments and Ministers and all other agencies.
Explains the review provisions and processes for agencies and applicants.
Info for agencies considering applying for a vexatious applicant declarations. This guidance may help applicants who are the subject of such applications.