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Australia. Parliament. Senate. Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
Title
Freedom of Information Act 1982 : a report on the operation and administration of the freedom of information legislation / by the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
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Nq 328.94 AUS
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Canberra : Commonwealth Government Printer, 1988
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378
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SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982 Report on the Operation and Administration of the Freedom of Information Legislation 1
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982 REPORT ON THE OPERATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LEGISLATION by the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 3
TABLE OF CONTENTS 8
TERMS OF REFERENCE 15
ABBREVIATIONS 16
RECOMMENDATIONS 18
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 39
CHAPTER 2 OVERVIEW OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 47
CHAPTER 3 USE OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 73
CHAPTER 4 INTERPRETATION OF AND EXEMPTION FROM THE FOI ACT 97
CHAPTER 5 REQUESTS FOR ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS 113
CHAPTER 6 ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS 127
CHAPTER 7 AGENCY RESPONSES TO REQUESTS 133
CHAPTER 8 REVERSE-FOI 159
CHAPTER 9 PART IV: EXEMPTIONS - GENERAL ISSUES 183
CHAPTER 10 INTER-GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS 197
CHAPTER 11 INTERNAL WORKING DOCUMENTS 203
CHAPTER 12 LAW ENFORCEMENT, SECRECY PROVISIONS AND AGENCY OPERATIONS 211
CHAPTER 13 SECTION 41: PRIVACY 225
CHAPTER 14 PRIVILEGE, BUSINESS INFORMATION, CONFIDENCE AND CONTEMPT 237
CHAPTER 15 AMENDMENT OF PERSONAL RECORDS 249
CHAPTER 16 INTERNAL REVIEW 275
CHAPTER 17 THE ROLES OF THE OMBUDSMAN 281
CHAPTER 18 PROCEDURES IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS TRIBUNAL 293
CHAPTER 19 ACCESS CHARGES 313
CHAPTER 20 AAT AND FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES 341
CHAPTER 21 STATISTICS 351
CHAPTER 22 PUBLICITY 355
APPENDIX 1 INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANISATIONS WHO MADE WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS TO THE COMMITTEE 363
APPENDIX II WITNESSES WHO APPEARED AT PUBLIC HEARINGS 369
APPENDIX III MAJOR PARALLEL PROVISIONS IN FOI ACT AND ARCHIVES ACT AFFECTED BY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS 373
APPENDIX IV DISCREPANCIES IN REPORTING OF FOI COSTS 375

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