Information Publication Scheme

The Information Publication Scheme (IPS) is established by Part II of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 Information Publication Scheme icon(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 IPS 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.

Agency Plan

As per the Initial Agency Plan, the Department publishes the following information holdings:

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