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Information Access Series

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 hosts these sessions via webinar. .

The below sessions have been delivered via webinar.

Information Access Series

November 2022
Information Access Series Webinar – Good record keeping and access to information – watch the event recording
October 2022
Information Access Series FOI in 2021 to 2022 – the financial year in review – watch the event recording
September 2022
IAS panel discussion – Enhancing access to information through smart defaults – watch the event recording
August 2022
IAS: the benefits of proactive and informal release of information – watch the event recording
July 2022
High conflict workshop for FOI – watch the event recording
June 2022
Information Access Series webinar: A special look at FOI in Victoria from 2019 to 2021 – watch the event recording
May 2022
Breaking down the culture of FOI – Opportunities for change – watch the event recording
April 2022
Information Access Series: Use of section 25A(1), 25A(5) and 25 – watch the event recording
February 2022
FOI in 2021: A year in review – watch the event recording
November 2021
Health and medical information and FOI – watch the event recording
October 2021
Timely access to information in Victoria: OVIC investigation findings
September 2021
Local Government – download the presentation slides
July 2021
Vicarious trauma training – download the presentation slides
June 2021
High Conflict Workshop for FOI, Privacy agency staff and OVIC staff
April 2021
Dealing with requests
March 2021
Plain English with Andrew Draffen – download the presentation slides
February 2021
FOI in 2020: the year in review

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

Watch the live stream and download the presentation.

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

Watch the live stream and download the presentation.

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

Watch the live stream and download the presentation.

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

Watch the live stream and download the presentation.

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

Watch the live stream and download the presentation.

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

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