Information publication scheme (IPS)

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This page gives background information on the Agency’s Plan for the Information Publication Scheme.

The 2010-11 reforms to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) established an Information Publication Scheme (IPS) for relevant Australian Government agencies.

The IPS commenced on 1 May 2011 and requires Australian Government agencies to publish a broad range of information on their websites, and to make it available for downloading where possible. The IPS aims to enhance the amount of government information that is available to the public and underpins a pro-disclosure culture across government. The Agency is required to publish an Agency Plan to explain how the IPS is administered.

Information to be published on the Agency's website under the IPS

The Agency has prepared its Agency Plan which describes:

  • what information the Agency will publish
  • how the Agency will publish this information
  • how the Agency will comply with the requirements of the IPS