Territory Stories

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 29 Ombudsman in conjunction with the Police Ethical and Professional Standards Command, so NTPFES holds a substantial amount of information that is protected by that exemption. The next most used exemption was section 48, which provides an exemption when disclosure of the information would be an offence. 96% of the pages which were not disclosed in reliance on this exemption were processed by the Department of Children and Families (DCF). DCF is notably responsible for information protected by secrecy provisions relating to child protection and adoption. Use of this exemption fluctuates annually, reflecting the extent to which this sort of information was sought from DCF or its predecessor the Department of Health and Families. One notable decrease in 2011-12 has been the use of the Cabinet exemption (section 45). Table 4 in Appendix 2 has the details of the use of exemptions broken down by organisation and by exemption. The table below lists each section of the Act with the number of pages on which the exemptions were used for the past four years. Number of pages for the most used exemptions: Section Exemption provision 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 56(1)(a) Unreasonable interference with a persons privacy 1,577 5,314 3,173 4,807 49A(a) Obtained or created in the course of an investigation, audit or inquiry 199 1,320 49C(a) Complaint under the Ombudsman Act 1,773 967 48 Secrecy provisions 624 2,039 29 733 49C(b)(iv) Conduct of investigation under the Ombudsman Act 388 49C(b)(iii) Conduct of Police complaints resolution process 1,634 386 57(1)(b) Business, commercial or financial undertaking 146 438 722 262 57(1)(a) A trade secret 146 33 228 55(3) Communicated in confidence 55 219 13 220 49(d) Legal professional privilege 88 230 185 168 49(c) Matter before a court or tribunal 3 95 58 159 54(b) Prejudice measures for public health or safety 1 6 157 52(1)(b) Consultation/deliberation of public sector organisation 57 60 122


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.

We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
By continuing to use this site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.