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Freedom of Information, Privacy Protection & Public Interest Disclosures in the Northern Territory : annual report 2011-2012

Details:

Title

Freedom of Information, Privacy Protection & Public Interest Disclosures in the Northern Territory : annual report 2011-2012

Other title

Commissioner for Information and Public Interest Disclosures annual report 2011 - 12

Creator

Northern Territory. Commissioner for Information and Public Interest Disclosures

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Commissioner for Information and Public Interest Disclosures annual report; Annual Report

Date

2012-09-30

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Whistle blowing; Law and Legislation; Annual report; Periodicals

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Commissioner for Information and Public Interest Disclosures annual report; Annual Report

Volume

2011/12

Previously known as

Office of the Information Commissioner

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/243418

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/603229

Page content

Page 8 Performance outcome for 2011-12 The 70 disclosures handled during the reporting period included 46 new complaints, an 11% increase from 2010-11. The remaining 24 partly investigated disclosures were carried over from the previous year. Quantity September 2011 1st Qtr December 2011 2nd Qtr March 2012 3rd Qtr June 2012 4th Qtr As at 30/06/12 Public interest disclosures 36* 7 12 15 70 * This figure is comprised of 24 partly investigated disclosures carried over from 2010-11 and 12 new disclosures received in the quarter ending September 2011. It is vital in an office investigating serious improper conduct that high standards of investigation and reporting are maintained and are not compromised. To cope with the continuing high workload the Office, with the financial backing of the Department of Justice, continued to employ a second investigator and also engaged several consultants to assist with specific investigations. Internal controls and improved processes significantly improved our performance in terms of timeliness. 2.4.2. Timeliness public interest disclosures resolved or reported Performance outcome for 2011-12 68% of the disclosures resolved during this reporting period were dealt with within a six-month timeframe compared with only 51% during 2010-11. This figure was achieved even though the office investigated several complex and time consuming matters including one which occupied one investigator for almost eight months. Performance Measures 11-12 Estimate 11-12 Actual 12-13 Estimate Timeliness Disclosures resolved or investigation reports presented to the responsible authority within six months 70% 68% 70% 2.4.3. Timeliness reports to Minister under section 32 of the Act The Commissioner may report to the Minister on an investigation if it appears that insufficient steps have been taken by the public body to give effect to the Commissioners recommendations within a reasonable time. The Minister must table a copy of the report in the Legislative Assembly within six sitting days after receiving it.


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