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FOI in WA Conference

Office of the Information Commissioner

Event outline

Agencies play a critical role in helping to achieve the legislative objects of the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (WA) to enable greater public participation in our democracy and to make State and local government more accountable to the public.  This relies on capable agency decision-makers and an environment in which FOI is an effective part of an agency’s operations.

Officers from Western Australian State and local government agencies are invited to attend the inaugural FOI in WA Conference.  The conference will assist officers and agencies to understand their responsibilities under the FOI Act, provide practical information about giving effect to the FOI Act and explore strategies for efficient, effective FOI practices for the benefit of agencies, the State and the public.

Concurrent workshops, lectures and discussions will be available throughout the day on a number of FOI related matters.  Guest speakers include:

• Professor John McMillan AO, the inaugural Australian Information Commissioner
• Cathrin Cassarichis, the WA State Archivist and Executive Director, State Records
• Giles Nunis, the WA Government Chief Information Officer
• Lynsey Warbey, the Commissioner’s Counsel at WA Police

Further information about the conference program can be found at http://foi.wa.gov.au/conference2017

DATES AND REGISTRATION

When: Thursday 10 August 2017
Time:  8:45am – 4:00pm
Cost:  $99.00 per person
Register: http://www.wa.ipaa.org.au/FOI-Conference.aspx
Contact: events@ipaa.org.au / 9360 1400

Registrations close 31 July 2017 (or sooner if max registrations achieved)

PROVIDER INFORMATION

The Information Commissioner is an independent officer accountable to Parliament. He deals with complaints about agencies FOI decisions and ensures that agencies and the public are aware of their FOI rights and responsibilities.
Email:
info@foi.wa.gov.au
Web:
www.foi.wa.gov.au

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Provider information

The Information Commissioner is an independent officer accountable to Parliament. She deals with applications for external review about agencies FOI decisions and ensures that agencies and the public are aware of their FOI rights & responsibilities.