Learn about: Freedom of Information

With the introduction of the Freedom of Information Act, Australians have the ability to access any documents held by a federal government department or agency, unless the document is exempt from FOI laws. There are certain costs involved with obtaining access to documents and if you want a further understanding of FOI access and need legal assistance, you can find a lawyer through the FindLaw Directory who can help with any inquiries you may have.


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Health records: Confidentiality, privacy and access

Date: 29 May 2013, Filed under: Children, Intellectual Property, Administrative Law, Freedom of Information

We here at FindLaw aren’t probably stating anything too controversial when we say that most of us are probably quite sensitive when it comes to information...

Social Media Enthusiasts Beware

Date: 27 Sep 2012, Filed under: Competition & Trade Regulation, Intellectual Property, Privacy & Surveillance, Freedom of Information

While some people seem to have a relaxed attitude to material which is posted on the internet and social media sites, that is far from the legal position....

Businesses and Privacy: How Your Information Must be Handled under Australian Law

Date: 24 May 2011, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Corporations Law, Privacy & Surveillance, Freedom of Information

Privacy concerns were recently raised when news came to light that a popular mobile handset was tracking the location of owners without their knowledge....

News Items matching Freedom of Information

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HIA: Home Lending Posts First Rise Since January

Date: 11 Dec 2008, Filed under: Administrative Law, Freedom of Information

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) said that it was encouraging to see October mark the first rise in home lending since January, especially as the...

Rudd Govt announces "broad ranging" FOI reform

Date: 25 Jul 2008, Filed under: Intellectual Property, Administrative Law, Freedom of Information

Federal Cabinet Secretary, Senator John Faulkner, has announced the first stage in what he called "broad ranging" Freedom of Information (FOI) law ref...

Better access to FOI - Hulls

Date: 05 Oct 2006, Filed under: Administrative Law, Freedom of Information

Victorian Attorney-General Rob Hulls has announced documents were provided in 97.4 per cent of Freedom of Information access decisions in 2005-06, an increase...

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