Report into delay in Victorian FOI decisions
The Victorian Information Commissioner’s report into the delay in disclosure of government documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) was recently tabled in the Victorian Parliament. Between 2015 and 2020, the proportion of FOI decisions made on time in Victoria declined from 95% to 79%. The investigation examined the extent and causes of delay at agencies, which included resourcing issues, process, technology, culture, communication and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the report here.