The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA) is the New South Wales Government's approach to giving the community greater access to information.
The new legislation came into effect 1 July 2010 and replaces the Freedom of Information Act 1989 and Section 12 of the Local Government Act 1993. The new reform aims to:
For more details on your rights to information visit the Office of the Information Commissioner .
Auburn City Council is in the process of implementing the new laws across its functions.
Policy currently being developed.
There is an overriding public interest against disclosure of Council information if, and only if, there are public interest considerations against disclosure and, on balance, those considerations outweigh the public interest considerations in favour of disclosure.
There is an overriding public interest against disclosure of any of the information described within Schedule 1 of the GIPA Act. Schedule 1 includes references to: