Core Exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act
This training provides Victorian public sector staff with a comprehensive understanding of the exemptions contained in sections 30, 33, 34 and 35 the of Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic). It includes:
- an overview of the scope and objectives of the FOI Act;
- good decision making;
- how to interpret and apply the exemptions in sections 30, 33, 34 and 35; and
- relevant VCAT decisions.
Participants are provided a 'Guide to Freedom of Information in Victoria' manual which details how to administer the FOI Act, process applications, and interpret and apply the exemptions. The same manual is used in all of training sessions and participants are encouraged to bring it to each session.