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  • Public Access Agency Reference Group meeting minutes

    The Reference Group had its first regular meeting for 2019 in March. View the minutes here.

  • Privacy Authorities Australia Joint Statement on Complaint and Enforcement Cooperation

    On 2 April 2019, Information Commissioner, Sven Bluemmel and Deputy Commissioner, Rachel Dixon along with OVIC staff attended the Privacy Authorities Australia (PAA) meeting. PAA is a meeting of Australian Privacy Commissioners and other Privacy Authorities. OVIC proposed that PAA…

  • February 2019 Newsletter

    In the February newsletter: Association of Information Access Commissioners meeting, New Zealand The Information Privacy Principle Guidelines – provide your feedback Handy FOI hints Six recent VCAT decisions on FOI Add Privacy Awareness Week 2019 to your calendar Register for…

  • Public Access Agency Reference Group meeting minutes

    The reference group had its third meeting for 2018 in November. View the minutes here.

  • Professional standards

    Part IB of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) (FOI Act) gives the Information Commissioner the power to develop professional standards relating to the conduct of agencies and how they administer and apply the FOI Act. The professional standards…

  • Temporary public interest determination

    On 16 January 2019, the Information Commissioner made a temporary public interest determination (TPID), following receipt of an application from the Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Department of Health and Human Services. The TPID relates to the secondary…

  • Notice of application for temporary public interest determination

    On 9 January 2019, the Department of Premier and Cabinet and Department of Health and Human Services applied to the Information Commissioner for a temporary public interest determination. Under s 38(4) of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014, the…

  • International Right to Know Day 2018

    Joint media statement Australia and New Zealand’s Information Access Commissioners join together in support of International Right to Know Day Information Access Commissioners from across Australia and New Zealand have released a joint statement ahead of International Right to Know…

  • August Newsletter

    In the August newsletter: New OVIC website launched, Information Access Series, Monash University Public Forum, Privacy Forum. View the full newsletter here.  

  • July Newsletter

    In the July newsletter: New website, Information Access Series, Monash University public forum, freedom of information and privacy training, reminders, case note, presentations and submissions. View the full newsletter here.

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