Freedom of Information and the Information Publication Scheme

Freedom of Information

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The broad objective of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) Is to give the Australian community access to information held by Australian Government agencies.

In order to do this, applicants can submit a request for access to documents the Australia Council holds, and obtain copies of those documents. However, there are certain exemptions under the FOI Act which restrict the amount of documentation released.

Further information about the FOI process (including how to make a request to the Australia Council under the FOI Act) can be obtained through the Freedom of Information page

Information Publication Scheme

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The 2010 reforms to the FOI Act included the introduction of the Information Publication Scheme (IPS) which requires Australian Government agencies subject to the FOI Act, to provide a broad range of information on their websites. The IPS commences from 1 May 2011.

Further information about the IPS (including details of the Australia Council’s Information Publication Plan) can be obtained through the Information Publication Scheme page

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