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Information policy

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has responsibility for advising the Australian Government on Information Policy.

The OAIC supports the development of effective information policy by:

  • providing advice about best practice information policy to government
  • developing resources to assist government agencies implement best practice information policy
  • influencing policy through submissions
  • consulting with government about the challenges they face in information policy
  • consulting with the private sector, researchers, advocates and the community about how the value and use of public sector information can be maximised
  • conducting research into information policy international best practice.

In this section

About information policy
Information policy is about how government handles and uses the information that it holds.

Information policy resources
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) develops resources to assist agencies implement effective information management practices, to maximise the reuse and value of information held by the government.

Information policy issues papers
These OAIC issues papers form the basis of a number of information policy resources, and are of value to those seeking resources on information policy.