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

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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 31 5.8. Correction of personal information Members of the public have the right to apply to an organisation to correct personal information if they think that the information held by the organisation is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. An organisation can decide to make the correction sought, to make a different correction or refuse to make the correction. If they refuse to make the correction sought, the applicant can require the organisation to take reasonable steps to attach to the information a statement of the applicants opinion about the information. Requests to correct personal information continue to be low. There was only one new application to correct personal information made in this reporting period (see Table 7 in Appendix 2). 5.9. Review decisions A person who is aggrieved by an initial FOI decision or a decision on a correction application has a right to seek an internal review of that decision by another officer within the organisation. The organisation may decide to confirm the initial decision, vary it in some respect, or revoke it and substitute another decision. Eighteen new applications for internal review were made during this period and four applications were carried over from 2010-11. One of the new applications was not accepted and one remained open at 30 June 2012, to be carried over into the next year. Of the 20 applications finalised, 11 confirmed the original decision, seven varied the original decision, and two revoked the original decision. The applicant obtained a better outcome in 40% of internal reviews. Table 5 (Appendix 2) details the review applications and how they were resolved. 5.10. Grants of Authorisation No new authorisations have been granted during the reporting period. 5.11. Exemption certificates In accordance with section 60 of the Information Act, the Chief Minister has the power to issue an exemption certificate, certifying that particular government information is exempt because it is information referring to: the workings of the Executive Council, Cabinet, or the Territory economy; security and law enforcement; or privacy or cultural information.


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