The Information Commissioner

The Information Commissioner is the independent officer appointed to oversee the Freedom of Information and Privacy provisions of the Act. The two main functions of the Information Commissioner are to:

  • promote understanding and awareness of FOI and Privacy in the community and the public sector;
  • deal with complaints about breaches of privacy and about FOI decisions made by public sector organisations (from 1 July 2004).

Ms Brenda Monaghan is the current Information Commissioner (as well as the Commissioner for Public Interest Disclosures). 

Ms Monaghan's roles to date have included Legal Member of the Northern Territory Licensing Commission, Judicial Registrar of the Darwin Magistrates Court and Executive Director of Licensing Regulation & Alcohol Strategy. 

Ms Monaghan is a qualified lawyer and lectured law at Charles Darwin University.