The Information Publication Scheme for Australian Government agencies aims to transform the freedom of information framework from one that responds to individual requests for access to documents to one that requires agencies to take a proactive approach to publishing information. The scheme commences on 1 May 2011.
Under the scheme, each agency must publish on its website an information publication plan showing how it proposes to meet the requirements of the information publication scheme.
The FOI Act specifies information that agencies must publish, in addition to the information publication plan. This information, where it exists, is already published in various different areas of the ALRC website and hyperlinks to the relevant content are included in the list below.
Who we are
What we do
- ALRC functions, including its decision making powers and other powers affecting members of the public
Our reports and responses to Parliament
The ALRC does not routinely provide information to Parliament beyond Final Reports and Annual Reports which are presented for tabling, all of which are available on our website under Publications.
Routinely requested information and Disclosure Log
The ALRC does not hold information that it provides routinely under the FOI Act.
The ALRC will publish information that increases the transparency of our decision-making processes. This includes
- information about how we treat submissions made to us by the public
- publishing public submissions on the website
- submissions the ALRC makes to external inquiries
- Financial statements are also included in ALRC annual reports.
To contact us about access to the agency’s information or documents under the FOI Act:
The ALRC is committed to making information easily discoverable and understandable. We welcome your comments and feedback. Please contact us.