02 June 2014


The Age reports the Victorian FOI Commissioner, recently revealed as not meeting deadlines for reviews of access decisions by state agencies, will gain two assistant commissioners and staff will be seconded from the Justice Department to create an education program for the public sector.

Performance targets will also be adjusted to "take into account the volume and complexity" of FOI applications. Rather than meeting agreed timelines in 100% of cases, the Commissioner's performance target has been adjusted to 85%.

The Age reports however that the Commissioner's budget will be reduced, with $2.7 million in the coming FY, down from $3.5 million this year.