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.
Our Office and NT government agencies are currently operating in an environment of unprecedented events related to COVID-19.This has the potential to lead to staff absences for varying reasons, staff being assigned to alternative essential duties and varied work arrangements, e.g., working remotely and, at some stage, possible closures of certain units or offices.
Please note that the Office of the Northern Territory Information Commissioner will be closed for a short period from Tuesday 24th December 2019 to Thursday 2nd January 2020.We wish you and your family a very safe and happy festive season.
Right to Know Day was first established in 2002, at a meeting of international access advocates in Sofia, Bulgaria, where it was proposed that the date be dedicated to the promotion of access to information worldwide.
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.