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Corporate information

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) promotes the provision of public access to Australian Government information and the protection of individuals’ personal information.

The OAIC has three key goals. To:

  • Promote and uphold information privacy rights
    The OAIC will work to protect the personal information held by entities in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 and associated legislation.
  • Promote and uphold information access rights
    The OAIC upholds the public’s right of access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.
  • Organisational excellence
    The OAIC aims to achieve organisational excellence by supporting and developing the OAIC’s people, systems and processes. The OAIC aims to deliver outcomes that benefit business, government and the community.

In this section you will find information, and links to information, about how the OAIC achieves these goals, reports on our actions and progress, and operational information.