Open Government - A Review of the Federal Freedom of Information Act 1982 (ALRC Report 77)
The ALRC began this joint reference with the Administrative Review Council in July 1994. ALRC Report 77 was tabled in January 1996.
The principal purpose of the review was to determine whether the FOI Act had achieved the purposes and objectives it was designed to achieve and, if it had not, to recommend changes to improve its effectiveness. The review also considered whether the FOI Act should extend to the private sector.
View ALRC Report 77 in HTML on the AustLII website.