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Civil rights

Freedom of information

The FOI Act is the legislative basis for open government in Australia and covers Australian Government ministers and most agencies. This section is about the FOI Act as it applies across the Australian Government.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Freedom of Information Act 1982

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act provides for public access to documents, which are less than 30 years old, kept by Australian Government departments.

Attorney-General's Department

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)

An independent Australian Government agency established under the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010 and has three functions: freedom of information, privacy and government information policy.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

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