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What is Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information (‘FOI’) laws in Australia grant members of the public a general right to information which is held by Government Ministers, Departments and Agencies in documentary form. The framework of FOI rights in Australia is established by Federal and State legislation. In 1982, the Federal Parliament passed the Freedom of Information Act 1982. Each of the States has also enacted similar legislation.

Freedom of Information: In February 2013 TI Australia made a brief submission to the FoI Review being conducted by Dr Allan Hawke as to the critical importance of ensuring that the scope and effectiveness of our FOI laws is adequate to enable the anti‐corruption function of government to be properly discharged.


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