Agencies subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) are required to publish information to the public as part of the Information Publication Scheme (IPS). This requirement is in Part II of the FOI Act and has replaced the former requirement to publish a section 8 statement in an annual report. Each agency must display on its website a plan showing what information it publishes in accordance with the IPS requirements.

The ABCC published an agency plan which described how the ABCC proposed to implement and administer the IPS. The agency plan was available on the ABCC website.

Statistics

The ABCC received two FOI requests during the reporting period. One FOI request was carried over from the 2010-11 reporting period.

TABLE 3.5 FOI APPLICATIONS CONSIDERED BY THE ABCC 2011-12

FOI applications

Number

On hand at 1 July 2011

1

Received

2

Granted in full

1

Granted in part

2

Refused

0

Withdrawn

0

Transferred

0

On hand at 31 May 2012

0

Internal reviews

0

Appeals to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

0