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Civil rights

Freedom of information

The FOI Act is the legislative basis for open government in Australia and covers Australian Government ministers and most agencies. This section is about the FOI Act as it applies across the Australian Government.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Freedom of Information Act 1982

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act provides for public access to documents, which are less than 30 years old, kept by Australian Government departments.

Attorney-General's Department

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)

An independent Australian Government agency established under the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010 and has three functions: freedom of information, privacy and government information policy.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Privacy Commissioner site

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has been integrated into the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. The privacy.gov.au site will be maintained until a site incorporating all OAIC material is established.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Privacy complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has complaint handling responsibilities under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). You can complain to the OAIC if you believe that your privacy has been interfered with by an Australian, ACT or Norfolk Island government agency, or a private sector organisation covered by the Privacy Act. You can use this form to submit a privacy complaint.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

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