The Information Commissioner promotes understanding and awareness of FOI and Privacy in the community and the public sector, and deals with complaints about breaches of privacy and about FOI decisions made by public sector organisations.
Freedom of information (FOI) gives you the right to apply for access to NT government information. It is about enhancing government accountability and participation in our democratic system of government.
This year’s campaign theme “Making Privacy a Priority” highlights the importance of protecting personal information and helps government agencies, organisations, and the public understand privacy rights and responsibilities.
Please note the Office of the Information Commissioner for the Northern Territory will be closed from Thursday 24th December 2020, re-opening on Monday the 4th January 2021.We wish you and your family a very safe and happy festive season.
International Access to Information Day - 28th Sept 2020
International Access to Information Day (‘IAID 2020’), also known as Right to Know Day, is held on 28 September every year and recognises the community’s right to access government-held information. IAID 2020 explores the theme: Building trust through transparency.
COVID-19: The duty to document does not cease in a crisis, it becomes more essential
The Australian and New Zealand Information Access Commissioners join with their international counterparts in their clear call for documentation, preservation and access to information as governments, businesses and citizens deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
This website is produced by the Information Commissioner to promote awareness and understanding about the Information Act. It is not a substitute for the Act. You should read the relevant provisions of the Act to see how it applies in any particular case. Any views expressed in this website about how the Act works are preliminary only. In every case, the Commissioner is open to argument by a member of the public or a public sector organisation that a different view should be taken.