FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982

A REPORT ON THE OPERATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMAT ION LEG! SLATION

1987

© Commonwealth of Australia 1987

ISBN 0 644 04783 6

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TABLE OF CONTENTS - (PDF format)

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION - (PDF format)

Chapter 2: OVERVIEW OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT - (PDF format)

Chapter 3: USE OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT - (PDF format)

Chapter 4: INTERPRETATION OF AND EXEMPTION FROM THE FOI ACT - (PDF format)

Chapter 5: REQUESTS FOR ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS - (PDF format)

Chapter 6: ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS - (PDF format)

Chapter 7: AGENCY RESPONSES TO REQUESTS - (PDF format)

Chapter 8: REVERSE-FOI - (PDF format)

Chapter 9: PART IV: EXEMPTIONS - GENERAL ISSUES - (PDF format)

Chapter 10: INTER-GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS - (PDF format)

Chapter 11: INTERNAL WORKING DOCUMENTS - (PDF format)

Chapter 12: LAW ENFORCEMENT, SECRECY PROVISIONS AND AGENCY OPERATIONS - (PDF format)

Chapter 13: SECTION 41: PRIVACY - (PDF format)

Chapter 14: PRIVILEGE, BUSINESS INFORMATION, CONFIDENCE AND CONTEMPT - (PDF format)

Chapter 15: AMENDMENT OF PERSONAL RECORDS - (PDF format)

Chapter 16: INTERNAL REVIEW - (PDF format)

Chapter 17: THE ROLES OF THE OMBUDSMAN - (PDF format)

Chapter 18: PROCEDURES IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS TRIBUNAL - (PDF format)

Chapter 19: ACCESS CHARGES- (PDF format)

Chapter 20: AAT AND FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES - (PDF format)

Chapter 21: STATISTICS - (PDF format)

Chapter 22: PUBLICITY - (PDF format)

APPENDICES

Appendix 1: INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANISATIONS WHO MADE WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS TO THE COMMITTEE - (PDF format)

Appendix2: WITNESSES WHO APPEARED AT PUBLIC HEARINGS - (PDF format)

Appendix 3: MAJOR PARALLEL PROVISIONS IN FOI ACT AND ARCHIVES ACT AFFECTED BY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS - (PDF format)

Appendix 4: DISCREPANCIES IN REPORTING OF FOI COSTS - (PDF format)

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