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Section 6S - Directions

Guidelines

The Information Commissioner may issue directions

1.1

The Information Commissioner may issue directions to the Public Access Deputy Commissioner or to any Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) staff regarding how the Public Access Deputy Commissioner or OVIC staff perform their functions.1

1.2

A direction requires the Public Access Deputy Commissioner or OVIC staff member to act in a certain way when performing functions or exercising powers under the Act, provided the direction is lawful.

1.3

A direction may be required where the Information Commissioner delegates a function to the Public Access Deputy Commissioner or OVIC staff, and wants to clarify, direct or guide how the person performs that function.

When the Information Commissioner cannot issue a direction

1.4

The Information Commissioner cannot issue a direction to the Public Access Deputy Commissioner in relation to:

  1. Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic), section 6S.
  2. Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic), section 6S.

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