Freedom of Information

Freedom of information (FOI)

New function

From 1 January 2018 the Ombudsman will have new functions under the new Freedom of Information Act 2016. This page will be updated in due course with further information about these functions.

This legislation will replace the current Freedom of Information Act 1989 (the FOI Act).

Current role

Under the current FOI Act, the Ombudsman:

  1. can investigate complaints about an ACT government agency's handling of FOI matters
  2. has an obligation to facilitate FOI requests made to our Office