Freedom of Information

The ACT Ombudsman performs the functions and exercises the powers required of the Ombudsman under Part 7 of the FOI Act including to:

  • conduct merits reviews (Ombudsman review) of access decisions
  • consider requests to grant extensions of time to decide access applications
  • monitor the operation of the FOI Act, including the publication of Open Access information by agencies and Ministers, and agency compliance with the FOI Act
  • make open access information declarations
  • make guidelines for the FOI Act, and
  • investigate complaints about an agency or Ministers’ action in relation to their functions under the FOI Act.

FOI guidelines

For a list of FOI guidelines, click here.