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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

i Table of Contents Message from the Commissioner 1 Overview .............................................................................................................3 1. Introduction ..................................................................................................3 1.1. Joint Office location, structure and staffing .................................... 3 1.2. Office expenditure............................................................................. 3 1.3. Managing the joint Office .................................................................. 4 2. Office of the Commissioner for Public Interest Disclosures....................5 2.1. Overview of legislation ...................................................................... 5 2.2. Legislative amendments ................................................................... 6 2.3. Functions of the Commissioner for Public Interest Disclosures ........ 6 2.4. Performance measures..................................................................... 7 2.4.1. Quantity Public Interest Disclosures received ............................ 7 2.4.2. Timeliness public interest disclosures resolved or reported ....... 8 2.4.3. Timeliness reports to Minister under section 32 of the Act......... 8 2.4.4. Quantity and quality awareness and training ............................. 9 2.5. Reporting requirements under section 48 of the Act ......................... 9 2.5.1. The number and kinds of public interest disclosures made......... 10 2.5.2. Public interest disclosures referred by the Speaker .................... 13 2.5.3. Number of public interest disclosures resolved........................... 13 2.5.4. Referral of investigations to other bodies .................................... 14 2.5.5. Public interest disclosures not investigated................................. 14 2.5.6. Reports under section 31(1)(a) of the Act ................................... 15 2.5.7. Reports under section 32(2) of the Act........................................ 19 3. Other functions of the Commissioner for Public Interest Disclosures .20 3.1. Protecting and supporting disclosers .............................................. 20 3.2. Guidelines....................................................................................... 20 4. Office of the Information Commissioner..................................................21 4.1. Overview of legislation .................................................................... 21 4.2. Review of the Act ............................................................................ 21 4.3. Legislative amendments / reform.................................................... 22 4.4. Performance Measures................................................................... 23 4.4.1. Quantity complaints and applications....................................... 23 4.4.2. Timeliness resolving complaints within 12 months................... 23 4.4.3. Quantity training and awareness.............................................. 24 4.4.4. Quality training and awareness................................................ 24 5. FOI activity in the Northern Territory .......................................................25 5.1. Reporting requirements under s98 of the Information Act............... 25 5.2. The right to access information....................................................... 25 5.3. Applications not accepted ............................................................... 26 5.4. Applications withdrawn ................................................................... 26 5.5. Amount of information released ...................................................... 26 5.6. Reasons for refusing to release information ................................... 28 5.7. Application and processing fees ..................................................... 30 5.8. Correction of personal information.................................................. 31 5.9. Review decisions ............................................................................ 31 5.10. Grants of Authorisation ................................................................... 31 5.11. Exemption certificates..................................................................... 31


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