Assistant Commissioner Dispute Resolution, Investigations and Review

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is looking for an Assistant Commissioner Dispute Resolution, Investigations and Review.

The Assistant Commissioner will lead a branch to deliver the OAIC’s dispute resolution services across both privacy and FOI functions. At a time of increased attention on data protection and transparency, this role will place the successful applicant at the forefront of privacy and information access regulation, in line with the OAIC’s contemporary approach. The successful applicant will lead teams to conduct reviews, complaint and Commissioner-initiated investigations, and resolve matters through alternative dispute resolution.

This role requires an experienced and skilled leader who has a strong background in complaint investigation, enforcement, service delivery and decision making in a legislative context.

Amongst other responsibilities, the successful applicant will:

  • Lead and develop people to deliver the OAIC’s statutory functions within a set staffing and budgeting framework, in line with domestic and international best practice
  • Use an evidence-based approach to develop and implement regulatory strategy, create precedent and improve compliance with legislation across business and agencies.

About the OAIC

The OAIC is an independent statutory agency within the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s portfolio. Our purpose is to promote and uphold privacy and information access rights, and we have regulatory responsibility for the Privacy Act 1988, the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010.

The OAIC’s vision is to increase public trust and confidence in the protection of personal information and access to government-held information. We are working to achieve this vision through strategic priorities:

  • Advancing online privacy protections
  • Influencing and upholding privacy and information access rights frameworks
  • Encouraging and supporting the proactive release of government-held information
  • Contemporary approach to regulation.


The OAIC offers the following benefits:

  • Access to ongoing professional development;
  • Flexible working conditions;
  • Additional paid leave over the Christmas to New Year period as well as access to other leave;
  • Contributions to a wellbeing allowance.

Next steps

For further information about the role, please contact Jonathan Beaumont at Beaumont&Beaumont on 02 6126 4500 to obtain the Candidate Information Pack which should be read before submitting an application.

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