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NBN Co—the company responsible for implementing the National Broadband Network—is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) with an exemption for documents relating to its commercial activities.

A 2012 review found that NBN Co had fulfilled its responsibilities under the FOI Act.

The review found that NBN Co is achieving a high standard in its administration of the FOI Act, and is actively assisting applicants.

The report of the review was tabled on 16 August 2012:

Considerations of the review included:

  • the number and nature of FOI requests already made to NBN Co
  • the responses to those requests
  • the reasons for any exemptions.

The terms of reference for the review:

Background information about the legislative requirement for the review:

Mr Stuart Morris QC, former justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria and President of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, undertook the review.