Friday, March 24, 2006
Useful guidance from NSW Ombudsman
The NSW Ombudsman’s website has a useful list of fact sheets. A number are particularly relevant to agencies regarding the management of information access and FOI issues. See in particular Fact Sheet 12 on Legal Advice including the Ombudsman’s views about releasing legal advice to the public; Fact Sheet 16 on the Public Interest which addresses issues relevant to weighing factors for and against disclosure; and Fact Sheet 20 on Transparency and Accountability. Fact Sheet 26 provides a guide to issues addressed in the complete series.