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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 10 May 2018) . . Page.. 1931 ..


Justice and Community Safety Directorate

Prior to 1 January 2018, an existing SOGA was tasked with the overarching coordination of the project, including the oversight of the working group and the implementation of the FOI and Open Access requirements of the Act, with support from the Legislation Policy and Programs Team.

From 1 January 2018, JACS is trialling a centralised FOI process where all requests are managed within a corporate team within the directorate, with Information Officers remaining in the business units. A trial resource at the ASO6 level has been incorporated into the team. New processes will be managed through the Whole of Government FOI working group.

Transport Canberra and City Services

Prior to 1 January 2018, TCCS participated in the FOI working Group. Executive briefings were held and several information sessions with business units in the directorate to prepare for the implementation of the Act and Information Officers were appointed. From 1 January 2018, open access documents were published and the Directorate’s disclosure log was implemented.

SOG A attended workshops, coordinated internal implementation of Open Access and arranged for directorate’s compliance with legislation, including input into templates and standard operating procedures.

ACT Health Directorate

Prior to 1 January 2018, ACT Health participated in the WhoG implementation project of the new FOI Act. A temporary SOG C position was created to manage the implementation of the FOI and Open Access requirements within ACT Health.

From 1 January 2018, ACT Health has restructured their FOI unit and continued to support staff in implementing the FOI Act and Open access information scheme while contributing to the WhoG FOI Working Group.

Canberra Institute of Technology

Prior to 1 January 2018, CIT participated in the WhoG implementation project of the new FOI Act.

From 1 January 2018, a new SOG C position has been established in 2018 which will include a greater focus on FOI and Open Access.

ICON Water

Prior to 1 January, Icon Water updated agency-specific FOI procedure guidelines, created instructions responding to the new Open Access requirements of the FOI Act 2016 and updated relevant boards, executives and teams.

From 1 January 2018, Icon Water has continued to support staff in implementing the FOI Act and Open access information scheme.

(4) Yes, reviews are required under s67 and s110 of the Act and will be undertaken accordingly.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).



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