Thursday, November 11, 2010
Commonwealth Ombudsman brief on FOI.
The Commonwealth Ombudsman's Annual Report 2009-2010 has one page (83) on the 137 complaints received on Freedom of Information matters, a small number in comparison to the total number of 38000. "As with previous years, the majority of (FOI) complaints were about delay, the imposition and remission of fees and charges, and decisions that were not well explained." The baton-stick?- has largely changed hands from 1 November with the establishment of the Office of Australian Information Commissioner.