Your Right to Information - GIPA Act
On 1 July 2010 new right to information legislation came into effect, replacing the former freedom of information law.
The new law:
You can find out more about your right to information and new ways to access NSW government information on the Information and Privacy Commission New South Wales (IPC) website at http://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au.
Access to Government Information
The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) was established to provide an open and transparent process for giving the public access to information from New South Wales (NSW) public sector agencies and to encourage the proactive public release of government information.
What is the GIPA Act and who does it apply to?
The GIPA Act replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (NSW) on 1 July 2010.
The law applies to all NSW public sector agencies including:
The law facilitates access to information by:
What is government information?
Government information is information in a record held by an agency, on behalf of an agency by a government contractor, or by the State Records Authority.
A record can mean any document or source of information that is compiled, recorded or stored in printed or electronic form.
What is open access information?
The GIPA Act makes it necessary for agencies to freely provide the following information:
Government departments, in particular, must also supply:
Councils, in particular, must also supply:
Additionally, the GIPA Act also specifies that Ministers must disclose any media releases and details of overseas travel, but are not required to publish an agency information guide.
Follow the links below to find out more about our policies, our publication guide, a disclosure log of information applications, details of information not disclosed to the public and our register of government contracts.
The Uralla Shire Publication Guide December 2010 has been developed in accordance with Section 20 of the GIPA Act and with the intention of opening as many documents of the Uralla Shire Council to public access in order to facilitate ready and open information provision to the public.
The Guide provides the type of information available, how it can be accessed and whether or not there is a fee to access the information.
Publication Guide - December 2010 (pdf 185kb)
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