The Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI) replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1991 on 1 July 2010 and created a new framework for the disclosure of information to the Tasmanian community.
The new framework in the Act has four key elements which:
- mandates the proactive release of information
- includes an enhanced role for the Ombudsman in relation to both the review and the monitoring of the release of information
- minimises fees payable for the formal release of information
- for the first time, seeks to clarify what exactly the public interest consists of.
A copy of the Act is available from the Tasmanian Government Legislative database.
General information about the RTI is also available from the Office of the Ombudsman.
TasTAFE may publish information released in response to a request for assessed disclosure of information made under the Right to Information Act 2009. This information will be accessible via the disclosure log.