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Excluded information and invalid GIPA Act applications

24 Oct, 2021

The objective of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (Act) is generally to maintain and advance a system of responsible government that is open and accountable and facilitates access to government information to the public. Although the Act provides…

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GIPA Act and Privileged Legal Advice

21 Jul, 2021

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal recently discussed the risk of waiving privilege where the substance of legal advice is inadvertently disclosed. The proceedings arose out of an application for information under the¬†Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009¬†(GIPA Act). The…

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Reasonable searches in GIPA Act applications

15 Apr, 2021

A decision of the Appeal Panel of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal), changed the way that the Tribunal considers applications for review under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) where an agency finds that information…

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