A report on the operation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) and the Australian Information Act 2010 (IC Act) was prepared in 2013 by former public servant and diplomat, Dr Allan Hawke AC. The report was tabled on 2 August 2013.
The report and the accompanying FOI Better Practice Guide are below:
The report was required by section 93B of the FOI Act and section 33 of the IC Act.
The Terms of Reference for the review which led to the report are below:
The following submissions were received for the review of freedom of information laws conducted by Dr Allan Hawke AC. 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 were marked confidential, they were published. Submissions were treated as non-confidential unless the respondent specifically requested otherwise.