Cavenham 1987 the presentation was conducted at the good deeds community center in gulfport on august 20, 20, after public notifications and invitations were issued. However, for privacy reasons not all information is automatically available. Decision on your freedom of information request of 22 august 2017 i refer to your application under the freedom of information act 1982 the foi act to the department of industry, innovation and science diis dated tuesday, 22 august 2017. The freedom of information act 1982 was assented to on 5 january 1983 and came into operation as follows. Freedom of information act 2011 laws of the federation of nigeria arrangement of sections 1.
Determine whether the item is a weapon or prohibited item based on the reg. You may need a pdf reader to view some of the files on this page. The freedom of information act foia is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. I am requesting information or records on extraterrestrial alien involvement in the assassination of president. These include the right to access documents about the operation of government departments and documents that are in the possession of government ministers or agencies freedom of information act 1982. Procedure on request in respect of documents relating to business affairs etc. The freedom of information act 1982 foi is australian commonwealth freedom of.
Use of the freedom of information act pdf format chapter 4. Freedom of information act 1982 sect 33 document affecting personal privacy 1 a document is an exempt document if its disclosure under this act would involve the unreasonable disclosure of information relating to the personal affairs of any person including a deceased person. Extension of time limit for granting or refusing application 7. Request for access to documents under the freedom of information act 1982 online request form. Between the 1960s and 1980s a number of enquiries were made, looking into the transparency of the australian government and public. Any amendments to the act s freedom of information act or the freedom oflnformation scheme operating in the act. Department of state records the department of state maintains records dealing with. This information is set out in the statements below. Information act 1982 commonwealth information publication scheme ips unclassified unclassified 2 the flowchart at attachment 2 summarises the process set out below. The documents released under section 11c of the freedom of information act 1982 have been made available on this site in portable document format pdf. It contains information about organisations, people, policies, legislation and events related to the history of child welfare.
If you need more space than what is provided, you may make copies of this page to complete and file with this request or attach a separate sheet of paper. Freedom of information act 1982 sect 5 definitions 1 in this act, except insofar as the context or subjectmatter otherwise indicates or requires s. Cavenham 1987 freedom of information act foia us epa. Under the freedom of information act by electronic submission. Gao02493, august 2002 2 mb pdf file dod guidance on attorney general foia memorandum, november 19, 1991. Objectsinformation or documents otherwise accessible 4. Senator faulkner also noted in march 2009 that the then proposed reforms were not a final step because new patterns of democratic engagement require new ways to inform debate and. The act protects personal privacy by exempting documents the disclosure of which would result in. Apr 16, 2020 the freedom of information act, or foia 5 u. Released under the freedom of information act 1982. Attorneygenerals department, freedom of information act 1982 annual report.
Documents released under section 11c of the freedom of. The act provides public access to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts and policies of those who represent them. The role of the freedom of information commissioner remains vacant and has been vacant for some 22 months. Freedom of information act 1982 federal register of legislation. Audit of the implementation of the freedom of information act 1982 the department of the attorney general and the office of the australian information commissioner supplementary submission. Interpretation of and exemption from the foi act pdf format. Section 8 of the freedom of information act 1982, requires a government agency to publish, in an annual report, information about its functions and decisionmaking powers that affect the public. Federal register of legislation australian government.
Below is the full text of the freedom of information act in a form showing all amendments to the statute made by the foia improvement act of 2016. The freedom of information act 1982 is commonwealth legislation giving the australian community rights of access to information held by the government of the commonwealth or the government of norfolk island. An act to give to members of the public rights of access to official documents of the government of the commonwealth and of its agencies. The operation of amendments that have been incorporated may be. Freedom of info around the world national democratic institute. Freedom of information act 1982 victorian legislation. Information act 1982 commonwealth information publication scheme ips unclassified unclassified 5. You can find information about all of these topics and more in the central intelligence agency cia freedom of information act foia electronic reading room. As the 30th anniversary of the foi act passes, the development of foi law and culture since the act was initially passed has undergone incredible change. The oco receives foi requests for a wide range of documents, however, the two main requests are. The victorian freedom of information act 1982 gives you the right to access documents about your personal affairs and the activities of government agencies. This is a compilation of the freedom of information act 1982 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 14 september 2019 the compilation date.
Certain legislation relating to australian capital territory not to be enactment 4b. As we conduct university business, it is important to remember that correspondence, including email, files. Cia annual foia reports updated april 22, 2019 the cia foia annual report is now available in pdf, and in machinereadable xml formats. Creating a new era of open government, department of justice, april 17, 2009 attorney general holders. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. Section 33 deals with documents affecting national security, defence or international relations. This submission is attached to the arts letter dated 12ctober 2016. The freedom of information act 1982 foi act and the australian information commissioner act 2010 aic act together constitute the legislative framework to provide the public with a right of access to government documents. Agencies are also required to comment on arrangements for public participation in the formulation of policy, the categories of documents that are held by the agency, and how these. The functions conferred by section 8f b of the freedom of information act 1982. Responsibilities screening point authority responsibilities. Interpretation of and exemption from the foi act pdf format chapter 5. All newly enacted provisions in boldface type replace the strikethrough text. Freedom of information act 1982 table of provisions long title part ipreliminary 1.
Australian information commissioner act 2010 sections 7, 8, and 10. We encourage you to file your new requests or appeals using our electronic submission form read more. This right to access is limited when such information is protected from disclosure by one of foias nine statutory exemptions. The submission below is a supplement to our first submission. The freedom of information act 1989 act is modelled on the freedom of information act 1982 cwlth. Update on implementation of the 1996 electronic freedom of information act amendments, us general accounting office, report no. This compilation was prepared on 15 february 2012 taking into account amendments up to act no. What is the freedom of information act foia the freedom of information act foia is a federal law that gives any person, including u. On december 4, 2012, the office of information policy at the department of justice notified agencies and the public that beginning january 20 all agencies will be required to provide quarterly reporting of four key foia statistics to the department of justice that will be posted on foia. Any amendments to the acts freedom of information act or the freedom oflnformation scheme operating in the act.
Foi 17 031 documents released under freedom of information. Most freedom of information foi requests involve people seeking access to. Freedom of information act 1982 parliament of australia. The matters raised have also been raised recently by the art in the commonwealth election, and the. Ministers and government entities may claim certain specific grounds exemptions as a basis to refuse access to. All documents on file in relation to a complaint for example. The notes at the end of this compilation the endnotes include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law. Audit of the implementation of the freedom of information act 1982 the department of the attorneygeneral and the office of the australian information commissioner. Freedom of information act 1982 sect 5 definitions.
Type or print the subject of records name and his or. This information has been produced by hume city council in accordance with part ii of the freedom of information act 1982 and outlines the role of council, its key functions, procedures, reports and how a member of the public can access the information that it keeps. Individuals have the right to request access to documents from australian. Freedom of information act 1982 sect 33 document affecting personal privacy 1 a document is an exempt document if its disclosure under this act would involve the unreasonable disclosure of information relating to the personal affairs of any person including a deceased person s.
Nov 14, 2016 the accountability round table continues to be concerned about the reduced state of the federal freedom of information act and its implementation. The freedom of information act, as amended by the foia improvement act of 2016 doj reply to congressional questions on foia policy, june 10, 20 in reply to february 4, 20 letter office of information policy oi guidance. Additional information if you need extra space to provide any additional information within this request, use the space below. This is a compilation of the freedom of information act 1982 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 7 november 2017 the compilation date.
Freedom of information act electronic reading room cia. Oaic 20 14 annual report chapter 2 p 12 repeated in the 201415 report, p 10 s54wb freedom of information act 1982. The freedom of information act 1989 i committee membership mrs vicki dunne mla chair mr john hargreaves mla deputy chair ms meredith hunter mla ms mary porter am mla member to 23112009, former deputy chair secretariat dr brian lloyd secretary from 260710 dr hanna jaireth secretary 840925809, 251109462010. The foi act regulates regulates access to documents created by the federal government not by state or territory government agencies. Request for access to documents under the freedom of.
Freedom of information act central bank of nigeria. Freedom of information act 1982 sect 33 document affecting. If you are making a request on behalf of another person, please complete our written form. We seek to make a supplementary submission to the above audit focussing on evidence given at the senate estimates committee hearing on 18 october 2016. Centrelink, defence force ombudsman, australia post etc. The text of any of those amendments not in force on that date is appended in the notes section. Overview of the freedom of information act chapter 3. Before the foi act of 1982 the various governments of australia had no obligation to release information to the public, because the traditional westminster system of governance is fairly closed to public scrutiny.564 146 366 1176 587 1363 756 187 648 991 1613 911 358 422 1215 598 544 835 1469 291 184 607 133 258 658 1420 761 1356 1137 1114 1145 114 1101 748