Freedom of Information: What you need to know

Freedom of Information: What you need to know provides an introductory look at FOI in Australia. This text will give you practical, in-depth assistance and will guide you through both Commonwealth and state legislation on freedom of information.

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With comprehensive commentary by Dr Damien Cremean, followed by Forms and Precedents, Freedom of Information Act 1982 and Part 5 of the Freedom of Information Guidelines, Freedom of Information: What you need to know is an indispensable reference for all those employed in an FOI capacity, including; Government Departments, Unions, Universities and Statutory Bodies.

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  • detailed and comprehensive commentary
  • quick reference to the current law and exemptions
  • quick reference to the current law and exemptions
  • up to date commentary including recent case law developments

Related Titles

LexisNexis Legislation Series: Intellectual Property Collection 2014
Paterson, Freedom of Information and Privacy in Australia: Information Access 2.0, 2nd edition, 2015
Stewart et al , Intellectual Property in Australia, 5th edition, 2014

This review was first published in the Law Institute Journal Vol 89.08 October 2015

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Table of contents

Part 1 – Commentary


Overview


Chapter 1 Introduction to Freedom of Information and Outline of Relevant Legislation


Chapter 2 Seeking Access under Freedom of Information Legislation


Chapter 3 Giving Access under Freedom of Information Legislation


Chapter 4 Exceptions to Access under Freedom of Information Legislation


Chapter 5 Amendment of Records under Freedom of Information Legislation


Chapter 6 Reviews and Appeals under Freedom of Information Legislation


Part 2 – Forms and Precedents


Precedent 1 Request for access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth)


Precedent 2 Refusual of FOI Access Request for Practical Refusal Reason


Precedent 3 Refusal of FOI Access in Case of Internal Working Document


Precedent 4 Application for Amendment of Personal Records under Freedom of Information 1982 (Cth)


Precedent 5 Application for Internal Review of FOI Access Refusal Decision


Precedent 6 Application for IC Review of FOI Access Refusal Decision


Precedent 7 Application for Tribunal Review of FOI Access Refusal Decision


Precedent 8 Appeal to the Federal Court Against IC Review of FOI Access Refusal Decision


Part 3 – Freedom of Information Act 1982


Part 4 – Freedom of Information Guidelines


Part 5 – Exemptions