The Freedom of Information Act 2016 provides a right to access information held by the Office of the Legislative Assembly, except where the disclosure of that information is contrary to the public interest.
The Office has made a range of information freely available on its website under the Open Access Information Scheme. Before submitting a request for access to information under the FOI Act, check whether the information is already available under Open Access or elsewhere on this website. Alternatively, please contact one of the Office's Information Officers on (02) 6207 5919 or OLA@parliament.act.gov.au to see whether the information can be made available to you without the need for a formal request.
If the information you are seeking is not already available, you may submit a request for access under the FOI Act. In the request you should clearly identify the document(s) you are requesting, providing as much information as possible, as well as your contact details and preferred method of access (i.e. hard copy, email etc).
Requests should be forwarded to:
Freedom of Information Officer
Office of the Legislative Assembly
GPO Box 1020
Canberra ACT 2601
Requests can also be delivered to the public entrance of the Legislative Assembly building located at Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra City, or emailed to OLA@parliament.act.gov.au.
Further information on submitting a FOI request, and what you can expect throughout the process, can be found in the following factsheet:
A disclosure log will be published following receipt of an applicable request under the FOI Act 2016. The disclosure log will contain details of the request and provide links to any information released to the applicant. Note, requests for personal information will not be published on the disclosure log.
Documents released under the previous Freedom of Information Act 1989 can also be found on this website.