FOI review decisions

The outcomes of our Freedom of Information (open access) reviews are published on the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) website. They are also published below.

For information on how to make a complaint about the FOI process or how to get a review see: FOI complaints and reviews.

2021

  • BK’ and Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate [2021] ACTOFOI 12 (23 September 2021)
    Date Published: 27 September 2021
    Freedom of Information Act 2016 (ACT) – deciding access – whether
    disclosure of information is contrary to the public interest – Cabinet information – Promote open discussion of public affairs and enhance the government’s accountability – Contribute to positive and informed debate on important issues and matters of public interest – Reveal the reason for a government decision and any background or contextual information that informed the decision – An individual’s right to privacy
  • ‘BJ’ and ACT Health Directorate [2021] ACTOFOI 11 (21 September 2021)
    Date Published: 22 September 2021
    Freedom of Information Act 2016 (ACT) – deciding access – refusing
    to deal with application – dealing with the application would require an unreasonable and substantial diversion of the respondent’s
    resources
  • ‘BI’ and Canberra Health Services [2021] ACTOFOI 10 (21 September 2021)
    Date Published: 22 September 2021
    Freedom of Information Act 2016 (ACT) – deciding access – refusing to deal with application – dealing with the application would require an unreasonable and substantial diversion of the respondent’s resources
  • Manteena Commercial Pty Ltd and Major Projects Canberra [2021] ACTOFOI 9 (8 September 2021)
    Date Published: 10 September 2021
    Freedom of Information Act 2016 (ACT) – deciding access – whether disclosure of information is contrary to the public interest – legal professional privilege – promote open discussion of public affairs and enhance government’s accountability – ensure effective oversight of expenditure of public funds – allow or assist inquiry into possible deficiency in the conduct or administration of an agency or public official – reveal the reason for a government decision and any background or contextual information that informed the decision – trade secrets, business affairs and research – competitive commercial activities of an agency
    BH and Transport Canberra and City Services [2021] ACTOFOI 8 (26 August 2021)
    Date Published: 30 August 2021
    Freedom of Information Act 2016 (ACT) – deciding access – information is not held by respondent
  • Sarah Curnow and ACT Health Directorate [2021] ACTOFOI 7 (29 July 2021)
    Date Published: 3 August 2021
    Freedom of Information Act 2016 (ACT) – deciding access – whether disclosure of information is contrary to the public interest – Cabinet information – legal professional privilege – promote open discussion of public affairs and enhance government’s accountability – contribute to positive and informed debate on important issues or matters of public interest – allow or assist inquiry into possible deficiencies in the conduct or administration of an agency or public official – reveal the reason for a government decision and any background or contextual information that informed the decision – reveal environmental or health risks or measures relating to public health and safety – intergovernmental relations – deliberative process of government – agency’s ability to obtain confidential information
  • BG and Education Directorate [2021] ACTOFOI 06 (15 June 2021)
    Date Published: 28 June 2021
    Freedom of Information Act 2016 (ACT) – deciding access – whether disclosure of information is contrary to the public interest – existence of documents – information subject to legal professional privilege – Cabinet information – personal information – prejudice trade secrets, business affairs or research – prejudice intergovernmental relations –
    prejudice an agency’s ability to obtain confidential information -
    promote open discussion of public affairs and enhance the
    government’s accountability - contribute to the positive and informed debate on important issues or matters of public interest - reveal the reason for a government decision and any background or contextual information that informed the decision
  • Giulia Jones and Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate [2021] ACTOFOI 5 (19 May 2021)
    Date Published:  27 May 2021
    Freedom of Information Act 2016 (ACT) – deciding access – whether disclosure of information is contrary to the public interest – cabinet information
  • BF and Canberra Health Services [2021] ACTOFOI 4 (6 May 2021)
    Date  Published: 6 May 2021 
    Freedom of Information Act 2016 (ACT) – deciding access – whether disclosure of information is contrary to the public interest – allow or
    assist inquiry into possible deficiencies in the administration of an agency – an individual’s right to privacy – an agency’s ability to obtain
    confidential information – the management function of an agency or the conduct of industrial relations
  • ClubsACT and ACT Health Directorate [2021] ACTOFOI 3 (9 April 2021)
    Date Published: 12 April 2021
    Freedom of Information Act 2016 (ACT) – deciding access – whether disclosure of information is contrary to the public interest – promote open discussion of public affairs and enhance the government’s accountability – reveal the reason for a government decision or any background or contextual information that informed the decision – individual’s right to privacy – trade secrets, business affairs and research – intergovernmental relations – a deliberative process of government
  • Jon Stanhope and Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate [2021] ACTOFOI 2 (9 April 2021)  
    Date published: 12 April  2021
    Freedom of Information Act 2016 (ACT) – deciding access – whether disclosure of information is contrary to the public interest – Cabinet information – promote open discussion of public affairs and enhance government’s accountability – contribute to positive and informed debate on important issues and matters of public interest – reveal the reason for a government decision and any background or contextual information that informed the decision – an individual’s right to privacy – intergovernmental relations – trade secrets, business affairs or research – competitive commercial activities of an agency – economy of the Territory
  • BE and Justice and Community Safety Directorate [2021] ACTOFOI 1 (21 February 2021)
    Date published: 21 February 2021
    Freedom of Information Act 2016 (ACT) – deciding access – whether disclosure of information is contrary to the public interest – secrecy provision – prohibited by law – whether documents are in scope

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