FOI media releases

In this section of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s (OAIC) website you will find media releases relating to freedom of information.

For media enquiries and interview requests please contact media@oaic.gov.au or call 0407 663 968.

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Latest FOI Media Releases

Report on FOI should spark open government debate

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), headed by the Australian Information Commissioner (Professor John McMillan), Freedom of Information Commissioner (James Popple) and Privacy Commissioner (Timothy Pilgrim), welcomes the report to government by Dr Allan Hawke, reviewing the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) and the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010.

30 years of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 – Office of the Australian Information Commissioner celebrates

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), will host an event tomorrow morning in Canberra to mark 30 years of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

Australian Information Commissioner releases report into Department of Immigration and Citizenship FOI processing delays

The Australian Information Commissioner, Professor John McMillan, has released an investigation report into delays in processing non-routine freedom of information (FOI) requests in the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).

Open government reforms create more transparency

Research released by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) confirms that Australian Government agencies are moving closer to an open access and proactive disclosure culture.

Government agency compliance with FOI Act to be tested

Today the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner will commence work to assess how Australian Government agencies are complying with their Information Publication Scheme (IPS) obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

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