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Freedom of Information
The Freedom Of Information (FOI) Act gives members of the public the right to access documents created or held by the University, in a manner that is fair and transparent. Staff, students and members of the public are also able to ensure that records containing their personal details are not incomplete, incorrect, out of date or misleading.
Any document created and received by the University or a staff member in their official capacity may be subject to an FOI application. This includes letters, reports or emails, and electronic data stored within databases and servers over which the University has control. Even unofficial or internal documents such as drafts or hand written notes fall within the scope of the FOI Act.
Any staff member who receives an FOI request or inquiry relating to University documents should immediately forward the request to the University's accredited FOI Officer Sue Coppin in Room 637 of the Wills Building.
All FOI requests must be processed by the FOI Officer to ensure legal compliance and consistent determinations. If requested by the FOI Officer, relevant University staff must fully cooperate with and provide the FOI Officer with copies of all relevant records within the scope of the FOI application.
Please advise the FOI Officer if there are any reasons why you do not wish for any document to be released to the inquirer. In some instances exemptions can be claimed. The FOI Officer will take your views into account when making the determination. If the FOI Officer is satisfied that the criteria for exemption is met, the content of concern may be redacted (blanked out) from the copy that is released to the applicant, or the entire document may be withheld from release.
Click HERE for a visual representation of the FOI process.