Information Publication Scheme (IPS)
The Information Publication Scheme (IPS) is established by Part II of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) with effect from May 1 2011. The IPS aims to transform the freedom of information framework from one that responds to individual requests for access to documents to one that requires agencies to take a proactive approach to publishing information. You can find out more about the Information Publication Scheme on the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website.
Under the Information Publication Scheme:
- Australian Government agencies are required to publish agency plans
- specific categories of information must be published
- agencies may proactively publish other government information.
Members of the public are invited to provide comment on the Initial Agency Plan during the period to the end of June 2011. Following consideration of comments received the Agency Plan will be revised and republished.
As per the Initial Agency Plan (above), the Department publishes the following information holdings:
- Who we are
- What we do
- Our reports and responses to Parliament
- Routinely requested information and disclosure logs
- Consultation arrangements
- Contact us