Members of the public have the legislated right to access government information. This right is restricted only when, on balance, it would be contrary to the public interest.
Government information is any record:
A record can be any document or other source of information compiled, recorded, or stored in hard copy or electronic form or in any other manner or by any other means.
Public access to government information means allowing people like you to have to access to government information.
The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act 2009) replaces the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (FOI Act 1989). Like the FOI Act before it, the GIPA Act 2009 gives you and other members of the public a legally enforceable right to access government information except when, on balance, it would be contrary to the public interest to provide that information. For more details go to GIPA Act 2009.
The Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC), an independent statutory body, is responsible for overseeing the public's right to government information under the GIPA Act 2009. For more details go to Office of the Information Commissioner.
For more information about your right to government information held by the NSW Treasury, select a link from this page or browse this website using the menu on the left-hand side of the page.
If you have any questions or need advice accessing information from NSW Treasury, please contact us by calling (02) 9228 4611 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also write to the:
Information & Parliamentary Coordinator
Executive and Ministerial Services
Level 27, Governor Macquarie Tower
1 Farrer Place
Sydney NSW 2000