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The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) promotes the provision of public access to Australian Government information and the protection of individuals’ personal information. It also oversees the Australian Government’s information policy, freedom of information (FOI) and privacy functions.

The OAIC focuses on four key areas:

  • promoting open government by encouraging proactive publication of information by Australian Government agencies
  • participating in developing and implementing a national information policy framework
  • promoting and securing the protection of personal information
  • enhancing the OAIC's capacity to achieve its vision of 'an Australia where government information is managed as a national resource and personal information is respected and protected'.

On this page you will find information, and links to information, about how the OAIC achieves these aims, reports on our actions and progress, and operational information.

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