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Information Access Series

OVIC hosts a monthly Information Access Series seminar for FOI practitioners in the Victorian public sector (VPS).

See below for an overview and dates for 2020.

Information Access Series and COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 and to ensure the health of staff and members of the public, OVIC has cancelled all upcoming face-to-face Information Access Series seminars.

The below sessions will be delivered via webinar.

Information Access Series dates for 2020

28 September 2020
OVIC Right to Know Day event – International Right to Know Day
30 September 2020
Best practice in providing access to information and negotiating positive outcomes
15 October 2020
Vicarious Trauma Training
26 November
FOI Professional Standards: 12 months on

Information Access Series dates for 2021

February 2021
 FOI in 2020: the year in review
March 2021
Reasons for decision and writing for your audience: plain English and clear communication for FOI practitioners
April 2021
Dealing with large requests and where all documents are exempt
May 2021
Privacy Awareness Week (PAW)
June 2021
High Conflict Workshop for FOI, Privacy agency staff and OVIC staff
July 2021
Working with OVIC: Reviews, Informal Resolution, Complaints and Professional Standards

Past Information Access Series resources

Seminar 1 – Refusal of requests for documents under ss 25A(1) and (5) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982

Watch the live stream and download the presentation.

Seminar 2 – Preparing decision letters in FOI

Watch the live stream and download the presentation.

Seminar 3 – Secrecy and Confidentiality in a time of openness

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Seminar 4 – Working with OVIC, consultation and notification under the FOI Act

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Seminar 5 – Assisting and engaging with FOI applicants under section 17 of the FOI Act and Update on the publication of OVIC notices of decision

Watch the live stream and download the presentation.

Seminar 6 – Working with OVIC, demystifying our processes and procedures

Watch the live stream and download the presentation.

Seminar 7 – Working with OVIC, making a fresh decision under the FOI Act; and the purpose, scope and operation of Section 39

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Seminar 8 – Sections 34(1) and 34(4) of the FOI Act

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Seminar 9 – The culture of administering access to government information and FOI in Victoria – a pilot study by Monash University

Watch the live stream here and download the presentation.

Seminar 10 – Working with OVIC – Demystifying our processes and procedures

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Seminar 11 – Report on the State of FOI in Victoria

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November 2020 – FOI Professional Standards – 12 months on

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