Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act 1982 gives you a general right of access to documents held by Council. This includes documents created by Council and documents supplied to Council by external organisations or individuals.
The Freedom of Information Act embodies four basic principles, that:
- Members of the public have a legally enforceable right of access to Government information;
- Government departments and agencies are required to publish information concerning documents they hold;
- People may ask for inaccurate, incomplete, out of date, or misleading information to their personnel records to be amended; and
- People may appeal against a decision by a government body not to give access to the information, or not to amend a personnel record.
You are entitled to seek access to documents:
- About your personal affairs, regardless of the age of the documents; and
- Held by a Council, not older than 1 January 1989.
The term 'document' is broad and includes written documents, whether printed or in electronic form, photographs, letters, maps, film, reports, audio and video recordings.
For further information regarding the Freedom of Information Act and access to information held by Moira Shire Council, please contact the Moira Shire Council Freedom of Information Officer.