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Australia - Legislation

Freedom of Information Act 1982 (1982 - )

Alternative Names
  • FOI Act 1982 (Acronym)

The Freedom of Information Act 1982 is Commonwealth legislation giving the Australian community rights of access to information held by the Government of the Commonwealth (or the Government of Norfolk Island). The FOI Act regulates regulates access to documents created by the Federal Government (not by state or territory government agencies).

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill