Opening up government - Review of the Freedom of Information Act 1989

ISBN 978-1-921132-33-9
Category Reports and submissions
Publication Date 5 February 2009


This report details our comprehensive review of the FOI Act 1989, and provides a blueprint for accessing government information in the future. The Ombudsman's recommendations are built around three key elements: a greater level of proactive disclosure of information; the drafting of a new, clearly worded Act; and the appointment of an independent Information Commissioner.

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