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Freedom of Information and Privacy in Australia: Government and Information Access in the Modern State

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ISBN13: 9780409319958
ISBN: 0409319953
Published: March 2005
Publisher: LexisNexis Australia
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Hardback
Price: Price on Application

Freedom of Information and Privacy in Australia: Government and Information Access in the Modern State provides a clear exposition of the different legal regimes that govern access to, and amendment of, government information, including freedom of information laws, information privacy laws, health records laws and public records laws. It also provides an insightful analysis of their operation, having regard to their context within the 'modern state', an environment that is characterised by privatisation, deregulation and contracting-out and which has been transformed both by information technology and a post-September 11 preoccupation with national security.

As well as providing detailed treatment of Commonwealth, New South Wales and Victorian laws, it also provides useful summaries of the legal regimes in other Australian jurisdictions. This well written book provides a reliable reference for public sector decision-makers who are required to make access decisions and for lawyers, accountants and others who provide advice about FOI and privacy laws. It is also a valuable resource for students, journalists and public interest groups.

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Other Jurisdictions , Australia
Overview of the Legislation
Access and Amendment under Freedom of Information Laws
Access and Amendment under Information Privacy and Public Records Laws
Exemption Provisions: Introductory Issues
Exemptions which Protect Third Party Interests
Access Exemption Provisions Protecting the Internal Processes and the Business Affairs of Agencies
Access Exemption Provisions Protecting Governmental and Public Interests
Review of Freedom of Information Decisions
Review under Information Privacy and Public Records Laws
Publication Requirements
Overview and Future Directions
Summary of Privacy Principles
Summaries of Other States and Territories;
Useful Resources