Resourcing of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner – Australian OGP Commitment 3.1 – Submission 2

Resourcing of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner – Australian OGP Commitment 3.1 – Submission 2

On 31 May 2017 there was a discussion between members of Accountability Round Table and the Department of the Attorney-General concerning Australia’s the OGP National Action Plan that resulted in our first submission on proper resourcing of the Office of the...
Resourcing of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner – Australian OGP Commitment 3.1 – Submission 1

Resourcing of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner – Australian OGP Commitment 3.1 – Submission 1

Accountability Round Table has long held concerns about the protection of Freedom of Information given the abolition of the oversight body, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), followed by its restoration in a weakened and underfunded form....
Freedom of Information? Not so free now – Part 2. ART and the Audit of the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982

Freedom of Information? Not so free now – Part 2. ART and the Audit of the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982

The Accountability Round Table continues to be concerned about the reduced state of the Federal Freedom of Information Act and its implementation. The role of the freedom of information Commissioner remains vacant and has been vacant for some 22 months. The submission...
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