The Australian Information Commissioner can issue guidelines about the operation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) under s 93A.
Section 93A also requires Australian Government ministers and agencies to have regard to these guidelines when performing a function or exercising a power under the FOI Act. These FOI
guidelines are not legislative instruments.
The OAIC acknowledges Traditional Custodians of Country across Australia and their continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We pay our respect to First Nations people, cultures and Elders past and present.