Part IB of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) (FOI Act) gives the Information Commissioner the power to develop professional standards relating to the conduct of agencies and how they administer and apply the FOI Act.
The professional standards will prescribe how agencies must discharge their obligations under the FOI Act. They will be supported by a suite of guidance materials to assist and support agencies in meeting their obligations under the new professional standards.
What OVIC is doing
Throughout 2018 and 2019, OVIC will be working to develop professional standards in accordance with Part IB of the FOI Act. We will be consulting extensively with agencies and other stakeholders as part of this process.
In March 2019, OVIC will release draft professional standards for feedback and comment.
You can follow the progress of the professional standards on this web page.
How you can be involved
We would like to hear from you. We would welcome any suggestions from you about the professional standards and what they should include.
Please provide your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.