Assisting and engaging with FOI applicants under section 17 of the FOI Act and Update on the publication of OVIC notices of decision
This session explores the ins and outs of assisting applicants in making their FOI requests. We will be looking at:
• the formal requirements for making a request and how to make sure these are met;
• difficulties in interpreting requests and standards set by VCAT;
• how to deal with deficiencies in the formalities for making a request; and
• tips for helping applicants generally to save problems down the road.
We will also be delivering an update on the Notice of Decision Publication Project, which is due to commence July this year.
This session is aimed at VPS FOI practitioners and agency staff.