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Freedom of Information Guidelines

These Freedom of Information Guidelines (FOI Guidelines) provide guidance to the public, agencies, and Ministers on the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) and the Freedom of Information (Access Charges) Regulations 2014 (the Access Charges Regulations).

Adopting the approaches set out in the FOI Guidelines fulfils the object and intent of the Act to facilitate timely and low cost access to information. The FOI Guidelines are not legally binding and do not constitute legal advice.

This index page mirrors the Act and the Access Charges Regulations. Click on the arrows below to expand each Part and click on a section to learn more.

Click on a section to access downloadable versions of each Part.

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