Last updated: 27 November 2023

The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) requires the OAIC and Australian Government agencies to review compliance with the Information Publication Scheme (IPS) every 5 years. This review is currently underway.

As part of the review, the OAIC engaged ORIMA Research to conduct a survey of agencies’ compliance with IPS obligations.

The compulsory survey was sent directly to freedom of information (FOI) contact officers in agencies and closed on 18 October 2023.

To assist agencies with completing the survey, the OAIC held 2 information workshops that provided an opportunity for FOI contact officers to learn and ask questions about the survey. The workshops were held on Thursday 21 September 2023 and Thursday 12 October 2023.

The OAIC will publish a report on the findings of the 2023 survey in due course. Reports on past surveys can be found on our Information Publication Scheme webpage.

Learn more about the review of agency IPS compliance in our FOI guidelines. Commonwealth FOI practitioners can join our Information Contact Officers Network for regular updates on information access news and events.