Submissions to the review are closed.
A review of the operation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) and the Australian Information Act 2010 (IC Act) is being undertaken by Dr Allan Hawke AC, a former senior Australian Government public servant.
The review is required by section 93B of the FOI Act and section 33 of the IC Act.
A report of the review will be provided to the Attorney-General. The report will be tabled by the Attorney-General in the Parliament.
The Terms of reference for the review are:
The following submissions have been received. Draft or confidential submissions have not been included.
- Joint submission from AAP, ASTRA, Commercial Radio Australia, Fairfax Media, Free TV Australia, MEAA, News Limited, Sky News and WAN [DOC 2MB]
- Joint submission from AAP, ASTRA, Commercial Radio Australia, Fairfax Media, Free TV Australia, MEAA, News Limited, Sky News and WAN [PDF 827KB]
- Attachment C [DOC 369KB]
- Attachment C [PDF 362KB]
Publication of submissions
Unless submissions are marked confidential, they may be published. Submissions will be treated as non-confidential unless the respondent specifically requests otherwise. Email disclaimers will not be considered sufficient. Submitters of material marked as confidential must do so on the understanding that submissions may be released where authorised or required by law or for the purpose of parliamentary processes. The department will strive to consult submitters of confidential information before that information is provided to another body or agency. The department cannot guarantee the confidentiality of information released through these or other legal means. The department will treat the personal information you provide in accordance with its privacy statement.
General enquiries about the review can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org