Freedom of Information Policy
The FOI Act provides exemptions which allow the University to refuse access to documents containing information which it is not in the public interest to disclose, including confidential information. Where the University (or another party contracting with the University) wants to keep the terms of a contract confidential, certain legislative requirements must be met before the FOI Act exemptions can be relied upon. The Policy also aims to ensure that contracts containing confidential terms are adequately safeguarded from disclosure under the FOI Act.
Reviewed and re-affirmed for further three years without amendment by Chief Operating Officer on 17 January 2017, refer to: D2017/7749.
Policy custodian changed from Chief Operating Officer to DVC&VP(A) on 20 December 2017, refer to: D2017/237506.
Minor amendments to ss.1.3(a) and 4(b) approved by DVC&VP(A) on 23 August 2018, refer to: D2018/191955.
|RMO File No.||2016/13672|
|Policy custodian||Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic)|
|Responsible policy officer||University Librarian|
|Endorsed by||Vice-Chancellors Executive on 28 November 2007|
|Approved by||Vice-Chancellor and President on 28 November 2007|
Records Management Policy
|Related legislation||Freedom of Information Act 1991
|Superceded Policies||Freedom of Information Policy - 5 August 2002|
|Effective from||28 November 2007|
|Review Date||31 December 2019|
|Contact for queries about the policy||Contact the FOI Officer on 8303 5184 or Legal and Risk on 8303 5033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org|
Printed copies of these documents may not be up to date. Please refer to the University Policy and Procedures website for the latest version.