Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Supreme Court win for former student over exam paper and marking guides
The Victorian Supreme Court found no error of law in a decision by the Civil and Administrative Tribunal that an examination paper and two marking guides of the University of Melbourne were not exempt under the Freedom of Information Act. The Court decided that the correct approach had been taken in assessing whether the purpose for which the documents had been prepared had been completed at the time the application was made. The provision in the Victorian Act differs from other FOI legislation as mentioned in this earlier post.
There is a bit more about the case in The Australian Higher Education Supplement.