- strong reported performance in the initial implementation of publication schemes, and in putting in place roles, responsibilities, delegations and authority to implement the reforms,meeting privacy obligations and in engaging with applicants under the legislation
- weaker reported performance in adopting the ‘push’ model, making arrangements for information to be accessed administratively and monitoring their own progress
- better implementation when senior governance focused on the reform process
- An identified need for further training and awareness raising.
And agencies won't immediately see the necessity to do more than the law requires by going beyond statutory requirements in pro-actively publishing, or in providing informal/administrative access.
The Commissioner commends agencies for what appears to be a good start on the reforms, and for commitment to the principles behind the reform process, but says more is now required: