2016-17 Annual Report – GIPA Information

Clause 7(a): details of the review carried out by the agency under section 7 (3) of the Act during the reporting year and the details of any

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Clause 7 (b) the total number of access applications received by the agency during the reporting year (including withdrawn applications but not including invalid applications)

Total No of Applications Received Total No Of Applications Received
7(b) 3

Clause 7 (c) the total number of access applications received by the agency during the reporting year that the agency refused, either wholly or partly, because the application was for the disclosure of information referred to in Schedule 1 to the Act (Information for which there is conclusive presumption of overriding public interest against disclosure)

Total No of Applications Refused Wholly Partly Total
0

Clause 7(d): information, as set out in the form required by the tables in Schedule 2, relating to the access applications (if any) made to the agency during the reporting year.

 

Schedule 2 of the GIPA Regulation:

 

Table A: Number of applications by type of applicant and outcome*

Access granted in full Access granted in part Access refused in full Information not held Information already available Refuse to deal with application Refuse to confirm/deny whether information is held Application withdrawn Total
Media  1 1
Members of Parliament 0
Private sector business 0
Not for profit organisations or community groups 0
Members of the public (application by legal representative) 1 1 2
Members of the public (other) 0
Total 2 1 3
* More than one decision can be made in respect of a particular access application. If so, a recording must be made in relation to each such decision. This also applies to Table B.

Table B: Number of applications by type of application and outcome

Access granted in full Access granted in part Access refused in full Information not held Information already available Refuse to deal with application Refuse to confirm/deny whether information is held Application withdrawn Total
Personal information applications*
Access applications (other than personal information applications) 2 1 3
Access applications that are partly personal information applications and partly other
Total 2 1 3

Table C: Invalid applications

No of applications
Application does not comply with formal requirements (section 41 of the Act)
Application is for excluded information of the agency (section 43 of the Act)
Application contravenes restraint order (section 110 of the Act)
Total number of invalid applications received
Invalid applications that subsequently became valid applications
Total 0

Table D: Conclusive presumption of overriding public interest against disclosure: matters listed in Schedule 1 to Act

Number of times consideration used*Total0

Overriding secrecy laws
Cabinet information
Executive Council information
Contempt
Legal professional privilege
Excluded information
Documents affecting law enforcement and public safety
Transport safety
Adoption
Care and protection of children
Ministerial code of conduct
Aboriginal and environmental heritage

Table E: Other public interest considerations against disclosure: matters listed in table to section 14 of Act

Number of occasions when application not successfulTotal0

Responsible and effective government
Law enforcement and security
Individual rights, judicial processes and natural justice
Business interests of agencies and other persons
Environment, culture, economy and general matters
Secrecy provisions
Exempt documents under interstate Freedom of Information legislation

Table F: Timeliness

Number of applicationsTotal3

Decided within the statutory timeframe (20 days plus any extensions) 2
Decided after 35 days (by agreement with applicant) 1
Not decided within time (deemed refusal) 0

Table G: Number of applications reviewed under Part 5 of the Act (by type of review and outcome)

Decision variedDecision upheldTotal

Internal review 0
Review by Information Commissioner* 0
Internal review following recommendation under section 93 of Act 0
Review by ADT 0
Total  0 0 0

Table H: Applications for review under Part 5 of the Act (by type of applicant)

Number of applications

Applications by access applicants 0
Applications by persons to whom information the subject of access application relates (see section 54 of the Act) 0
Total 0

Table I: Applications transferred to other agencies under Division 2 of Part 4 of the Act (by type of transfer)

Number of applications

Agency-initiated transfers 0
Applicant-initiated transfers 0
Total 0