From 1 July 2016, the Australian Information Commissioner will resume the investigation of complaints about agency actions relating to the handling of FOI matters.
These arrangements relate to new complaints lodged with the OAIC from 1 July 2016. The Australian Information Commissioner can decide not to investigate a matter as a complaint if the alternative of Information Commissioner review is available. Complaints that are currently being handled by the Commonwealth Ombudsman will remain with the Ombudsman and will not be transferred to the OAIC.
We ask that agencies update their correspondence and website to reflect these arrangements.A summary of recent IC decisions is provided on the OAIC site.