FOI speeches

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

For speech requests please contact speeches@oaic.gov.au.

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Latest FOI Speeches

Freedom of Information: 2010-2013

Presentation by Prof John McMillan, Australian Information Commissioner, to the Australian National University, 2013 Public Law Weekend, Canberra, 15 November 2013

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‘Best practice’ FOI and records management

Presentation by James Popple, Freedom of Information Commissioner, to Records and Information Management Professionals (RIM) Australia, Canberra, 22 May 2013.

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Thirty Years of the FOI Act – Service, Overhaul or Refit?

Presentation by John McMillan, Information Commissioner, to Australian Corporate Lawyers’ seminar, Canberra, 29 November 2012

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Access to information forces government to open

By Professor John McMillan

An edited version of this article was published in the ‘Legal Affairs’ section of The Australian on 7 September 2012

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Freedom of information law reform – supporting decision making

Presentation by Dr James Popple, Freedom of Information Commissioner, at the Data for Effective Decision Making Conference, 30 November 2011

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