B.7 Freedom of Information

Making a Freedom of Information Request

The Directorate supports the principles of open government and the community's right to access government information.

To request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2016, please visit the Freedom of Information (FOI) page on the JACS Directorate website. Applications should be made using the
provided form, which can be sent to the Directorate by:

Post: Freedom of Information
Justice and Community Safety Directorate
GPO Box 158
Canberra City ACT 2601

Email: JACSFOI@act.gov.au

There is no application fee for making a FOI request, however processing charges may apply.

Details of FOI requests processed by the Directorate, including copies of any released documents, can
be viewed on the Directorate's Disclosure Log. Requests for personal information are not published on
the Disclosure Log.

The following reporting is provided pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 2016.

Table 56 - Open Access information – Section 96 (3) (a) (i), (ii) and (iii)

 

Number

Additional information

Number of decisions to publish Open Access information

85

 

Number of decisions not to publish Open Access information

1

 

Number of decisions not to publish a description of Open Access Information withheld

0

 

   Table 57 - FOI Applications received and decision type - Section 96 (3) (a) (iv), (vii), (viii)  (ix)

 

Number

Additional information

Number of access applications received.

120

15 applications were pending at the end of 2020-21

14 applications were withdrawn by the applicant.

8 applications were transferred in full or in part to another agency.

Number of applications where access to all information requested was given.

14

 

Number of applications where access to only some of the information requested was given (partial release).

41

 

Number of applications where access to the information was refused.

13

 

      Table 58 - FOI processing timeframe - Section 96 (3) (v) and (vi); Section 96 (3) (d)

 

Number

Additional information

Total applications decided within the time to decide under section 40

60

 

Applications not decided within the time to decide under section 40.

10

9 applicant agreed extensions

1 deemed decision

Number of days taken to decide over the time to decide in section 40 for each application

-

Days per application – 39, 10, 11, 5, 10, 17, 10, 9, 12, 3

      Table 59 - Amendment to personal information - Section 96 (a) (x) and Section 96 (3) (e)

 

Number

Additional information

Number of requests made to amend personal information, and the decisions made (e.g. amended, refused, notation added to record, other).

0

 

Table 60 - Reviews – Section 96 (3) (b); Section 96 (3) (c)

 

Number

Additional information

Number of applications made to ombudsman under section 74 and the results of the application (e.g. affirmed, varied, set aside and substituted, withdrawn, other).

3

2 affirmed, 1 pending decision

Number of applications made to ACAT under section 84 and the results of the application (e.g. affirmed, varied, set aside and substituted, withdrawn, other).

0

 

Table 61 - Fees - Section 96 (3) (f)

 

 

 

Number

Additional information

Total charges and application fees collected from access applications

0