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 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.
The NIAA follows the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Initial Agency Plan. All references to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet should be read as a reference to the NIAA. The NIAA may be contacted about its information and IPS entry on the following details:
The FOI Coordinator
National Indigenous Australians Agency
GPO Box 2912
CANBERRA ACT 2600
In accordance with the Initial Agency Plan, the NIAA publishes the following information holdings: