Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009
In accordance with the Government Information Public Access Act 2009 (GIPA Act) the Audit Office has produced a GIPA Publication Guide, which details who we are, what we do and how members of the public, community organisations, media and government agencies can interact with us.
The GIPA Act 2009 provides that a person who makes an access application has a legally enforceable right to be provided with access to government information unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure of the information.
There are a number of formal requirements for access applications. An access application must:
(a) be submitted in writing to the Audit Office
(b) clearly indicate that it is an access application made under the GIPA Act
(c) be accompanied by a fee of $30
(d) state a postal address as the address for correspondence in connection with the application
(e) include such information as is reasonably necessary to enable the government information applied for to be identified.
An access application may be made by using this form.
A disclosure log is a record containing details of government information released under the formal access provisions of the GIPA Act. If the Audit Office determines that the information released is of interest to other members of the public, the details will be included in the disclosure log below.
Date application decided
Description of information released
To date in 2013-14, no access applications have been received by the Audit Office.
For further information please contact:
The Right to Information Officer
Audit Office of New South Wales
Level 15, 1 Margaret Street
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9275 7272
Continuous Disclosure Policy
The Audit Office supports the governance principle of accountability and transparency to the public for its use of public funds. The Audit Office regularly informs the public on the office’s performance against key indicators, expenditure of public funds and of any significant issues as and when they occur.
More information on how the Audit Office provides regular information to the public can be found in the Continuous Disclosure Policy.
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