Section 6(1) of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (the GIPA Act) requires NSW Government agencies to make "Open Access Information" (OAI) publicly available, unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure. Section 18(d) of the GIPA Act lists six types of OAI. Included in the list of OAI is an agency's Disclosure Log of access applications.
An access application is a request for government information made by an individual, organisation, media outlets or any other person. An access application may be a request to obtain government documents held by the agency. Under the GIPA Act, the public has a legally enforceable right to obtain such information.OTSI does not release evidential material collected during the course of our investigations.
Our Disclosure Log records information concerning access applications, where OTSI has released information that may be of interest to other members of the public - beyond the individual applying for the information. If OTSI decides that the information would be of interest to other members of the public, our agency is required to provide information in the format, as outlined in the table below. In particular, OTSI must outline the following details, including: i) decision date, ii) description of the information provided to the applicant, iii) whether the information is available to the public, and iv) if available, how the public can access the information.
|Ref. No.||Decision Date||Description of Information Provided||How Available to Public|