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FOI Amendment (OVIC) Act - Information Session

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The Office of the Freedom of Information Commissioner would like to invite you to an information session on the changes made by the Freedom of Information Amendment (Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner) Act 2017.

The information session will provide you with an overview of the key changes to the FOI Act, which include –

  • the establishment of the new Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC)

  • a shorter time for agencies to make FOI decisions

  • a shorter time for agencies to appeal OVIC decisions

  • new mandatory third party consultation and notification requirements

  • the ability for OVIC to publish binding professional standards for all officers (including principal officers)

  • new grounds of complaint against principal officers and Ministers

  • a new exemption for documents relating to IBAC

  • changes to the FOI review regime – including OVIC’s new jurisdiction to review decisions of principal officers and Ministers, and decisions refusing access under s 28; new own motion investigative powers and coercive powers; and new offences.

The information session will be followed by a short Q and A with the Acting FOI Commissioner. To assist in answering your questions we invite you to email any questions you might have to training@foicommissioner.vic.gov.au. Any question we receive will be anonymised and inform the Q and A session. They will also assist in the development of a Q and A fact sheet to be made available via our website in September.

Tea and coffee will be available on arrival.

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The information session is provided free of charge.

If you are unable to attend the information session please review our Cancellation Policy below before contacting our Office.

Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations or substitutions must be advised in writing to training@foicommissioner.vic.gov.au.

  • A substitution for nonattendance can be arranged up to 24 hours prior to the commencement of the information session.

  • If a cancellation is made more than 5 business days before the date of the information session there will be no charge imposed.

  • We ask for at least five business days notice of any cancellation in writing prior to the event date (not including the event date).

  • It is a condition of registration that a $50 fee is charged for ‘no-show’ or cancellation of less than 5 days notice due to high demand. This charge of $50 (ex GST) will be invoiced and full payment will be required.

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