Review of the GIPA Act

30 Jul, 2014

Councils and public sector agencies are reminded that a review (Review) of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) is currently being undertaken. Any council or agency wishing to make submissions to the Review must do so by 29 August 2014.

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Is an Opinion on a DA ‘personal information’?

30 May, 2013

In Donnellan v Ku-ring-gai Council [2013] NSWADT 115, the Administrative Decisions Tribunal considered a claim that access to submissions on a development application (DA)  should not be granted to the proponent of the DA under the Government Information (Public Access) Act…

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Copyright v EPA Act – have things changed?

3 Apr, 2013

In April 2012, LTL wrote about some of the difficulties faced by local councils in fulfilling their obligations to make certain information, such as development applications (DAs) and accompanying documents, publicly available, whilst at the same time avoiding a breach of copyright…

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Copyright vs the GIPA Act

30 Apr, 2012

In March 2012, the Office of the Information Commissioner (‘OIC’) issued a ‘knowledge update’  on ‘Copyright and compliance with the GIPA Act’ (‘the Update‘). The Update discusses  advice received by the OIC on the relationship between the obligations upon local…

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