OVIC hosts a monthly Information Access Series seminar for FOI practitioners in the Victorian public sector (VPS).
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 2021
|FOI in 2020: the year in review|
|Reasons for decision and writing for your audience: plain English and clear communication for FOI practitioners|
|Dealing with large requests and where all documents are exempt|
|Privacy Awareness Week (PAW)|
|High Conflict Workshop for FOI, Privacy agency staff and OVIC staff|
|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
Seminar 2 – Preparing decision letters in FOI
Seminar 3 – Secrecy and Confidentiality in a time of openness
Seminar 4 – Working with OVIC, consultation and notification under the FOI Act
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
Seminar 6 – Working with OVIC, demystifying our processes and procedures
Seminar 7 – Working with OVIC, making a fresh decision under the FOI Act; and the purpose, scope and operation of Section 39
Seminar 8 – Sections 34(1) and 34(4) of the FOI Act
Seminar 9 – The culture of administering access to government information and FOI in Victoria – a pilot study by Monash University
Seminar 10 – Working with OVIC – Demystifying our processes and procedures
Seminar 11 – Report on the State of FOI in Victoria
Watch the live stream.
November 2020 – FOI Professional Standards – 12 months on
Download the presentation