Information policy

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has responsibility for advising the Australian Government on Information Policy.

The OAIC supports the development of effective information policy by:

  • providing advice about best practice information policy to government
  • developing resources to assist government agencies implement best practice information policy
  • influencing policy through submissions
  • consulting with government about the challenges they face in information policy
  • consulting with the private sector, researchers, advocates and the community about how the value and use of public sector information can be maximised
  • conducting research into information policy international best practice.
This page makes up a part of the OAIC Information Publication Scheme IPS

Information Policy News

  • De-identification resource released

    (Information policy news) Friday, 28 February 2014

    The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has now published Information Policy Agency Resource 1 — De-identification of data and information. This resource provides general advice on when de-identification may be appropriate, how to choose appropriate de-identification techniques, and...

    Read more: De-identification resource released

  • Prof McMillan interviewed on gov2.0 radio

    (Information policy news) Thursday, 13 June 2013

    The Australian Information Commissioner, Professor John McMillan today gave an interview to gov 2.0 radio about Australia joining the Open Government Partnership (OGP).

    Read more: Prof McMillan interviewed on gov2.0 radio

  • Australia to join the global Open Government partnership

    (Information policy news) Wednesday, 22 May 2013

    Australian Information Commissioner, Professor John McMillan welcomed the announcement on 22 May 2013 by the Attorney-General that Australia will join the Open Government Partnership (OGP). The OGP is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure commitments from governments to promote...

    Read more: Australia to join the global Open Government...

Share this page

Protecting information rights — advancing information policy