Changes to Commonwealth FOI fees and charges

Norton Rose

by Ashley Tsacalos and Catherine Kelso

In this legal update, we look at the changes to fees and charges for FOI requests that have recently been announced as part of the broader reforms to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act). These changes were announced by the Minister for Privacy and Freedom of Information, the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP (Minister). The majority of these measures, including the changes to fees and charges, commenced on 1 November 2010 and are intended to encourage a more pro-disclosure culture with respect to government information. For further details in relation to these FOI reforms, see our previous legal update.

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