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FOI and Privacy in 2013–14: A Busy and Productive Year

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) publishes quarterly statistics on its active workload. The quarterly statistics for April–June 2014 are now published: http://www.oaic.gov.au/about-us/corporate-information/budget-and-statistics/quarterly-statistics-april-june-2014.

FOI stats available in open data format

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has published freedom of information (FOI) statistics from 2012–13 in an open data format for the first time.

The statistics track the number of FOI requests to agencies and ministers, the outcome of those requests, compliance with timeframes, use of exemptions and charges and estimated FOI costs and staff time. The statistics also include data from the 2011–12 financial year and an overview of FOI request numbers, charges and costs since 1982, when the Freedom of Information Act commenced.

Privacy assessment of Calvary Private Hospital

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has published a privacy assessment report for Calvary Private Hospital ACT.

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