Agency Information Guide

This guide tells you in general terms:

  • What our structure and functions are
  • What kind of government information we have
  • What kind of government information we will make available to the public
  • How that information will be made available
  • Whether or not there is a charge to access specific kinds of information

Our structure and functions

Information on the current structure and functions of the Commission is publicly available in the About us section of the Commission’s website and is also contained in the Annual Report.

What kind of government information we have

Information is contained in the following records held by the Commission:

  • documents on internal administration of the Commission
  • documents concerning appointments to various official positions
  • policy and planning documents

In addition, the Commission also maintains the following categories of records:

  • Minister's briefing papers
  • correspondence with the Commonwealth
  • correspondence with the other States and Territories
  • correspondence with members of the public
  • correspondence with Ministers and other Members of Parliament
  • internal working papers of the Commission

What kind of government information is made available to the public, and how

Open access information

The Commission makes available, free of charge on this website, the following open access information:

  • The Commission’s Annual Report 
  • All other documents and reports that are tabled in Parliament
  • Details of significant government contracts and tenders

Other pro-actively released information

In addition, the Department pro-actively makes available, free of charge on this website additional information including publications and Update the Commission’s monthly enewsletter.

Information available on informal request

A request may be made at any time for other information held by the Commission. While the Commission reserves the right to require a formal access application to be made under the GIPA Act, the Commission will generally provide the following types of information in response to an informal request, without the need to make a formal access application:

  • Copies of correspondence, where the person requesting the correspondence was the person who sent it to the Commission
  • Documents that contain only personal information about a particular individual, and that is the person who is requesting the information
  • Documents that have already been made public in some other way
  • Other reasonable requests for information the release of which would not raise any potential concerns in terms of public interests considerations against disclosure.

The Commission reserves the right to impose conditions in relation to the use or disclosure of information that is released in response to an informal request.

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