What we do
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has three sets of functions. They are:
- freedom of information functions, in particular, oversight of the operation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and review of decisions made by agencies and ministers under that Act. See the Freedom of information section of this site.
- privacy functions, conferred by the Privacy Act 1988 and other laws. See the Privacy section of this site and the former Office of the Privacy Commissioner website which stills holds the majority of the information about our privacy functions.
- government information policy functions, conferred on the Australian Information Commissioner under the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010. See the Information policy section of this site.