Commonwealth freedom of information laws: Resources
The OAIC publishes fact sheets and other resources that provide more information on the operation of the FoI A written law made by parliament. Also called an ‘Act of parliament’, ‘statute’ or legislation. (Cth). The Australian Information Commissioner also issues guidelines about the operation of the FoI Act (Cth). Australian Government ministers and agencies must have regard to these guidelines when performing a function or exercising a power under the FoI Act (Cth). However, FoI guidelines are not Able to be enforced by law. as these guidelines are not legislative instruments.
These materials and other helpful The right of any person to access documents held by government agencies, except documents excluded by legislation. resources are available on the OAIC’s website (www.oaic.gov.au).
Victorian freedom of information laws: Resources
The VI Commissioner also publishes guides and other resources on the operation of the FoI Act (Vic). These resources are available on the VI Commissioner’s website (https://ovic.vic.gov.au).