The 2010-11 reforms to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) have established an Information Publication Scheme (IPS) for relevant Australian Government agencies.
The IPS commences on 1 May 2011 and requires agencies to publish a broad range of information on their websites, and to make it available for downloading where possible. The IPS will enhance the amount of government information that is available to the public and underpin a pro-disclosure culture across government. As part of this, agencies are also required to publish an Agency Plan to explain how they intend to implement the IPS.
The Department has prepared its Agency Plan, which describes:
- what information Health will publish
- how Health will publish this information
- how Health will comply with the requirements of the IPS.
Information published on the Department's website under the IPSThe Department’s agency plan