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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 23 It is noted that section 49AA has not been used to refuse access to any information to date, even though it commenced half way through the reporting period. 4.4. Performance Measures Performance measures for the Office are set out in Budget Paper No 3. The measures remained that same for the current reporting period, relating to quantity, timeliness and quality. 4.4.1. Quantity complaints and applications Performance Measures 11-12 Estimate 11-12 Actual 12-13 Estimate Quantity Complaints & applications dealt with by the OIC -FOI -Privacy 25 10 24 7 20 6 Full details of FOI complaints handled by this Office are reported in Part 6 and Appendix 2 of this report contains the statistics of FOI applications throughout the Northern Territory. 4.4.2. Timeliness resolving complaints within 12 months Performance Measures 11-12 Estimate 11-12 Actual 12-13 Estimate5 Timeliness Complaints finalised within 12 months -FOI -Privacy 50% 70% 83% 40% 15 4 The Office does not always have a great deal of control over the timeframes within which complaints are finalised. For example some of the reasons for delays in finalising FOI complaints in the reporting period include: parties requesting additional time to reach an agreement by consent; organisations unable to provide the information which the Office requested in a timely manner; complaints being on hold while waiting for the resolution of a court case; complaints involving a huge number of documents; and complainants experiencing personal circumstances that require flexibility in timeframes. 5 This measure will change for 2012-13 from a percentage of complaints finalised within 12 months to the number of complaints finalised during the reporting period.


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