Information Routinely Provided Under Part III of the FOI Act

COVID-19 impact on FOI processing

The ACCC has activated its Business Continuity Plan due to COVID-19 and most staff are working remotely. We expect delays with processing FOI requests during this time. All potential FOI applicants are encouraged to seek guidance from the FOI team via foi@accc.gov.au prior to submitting an FOI request. We thank you for your patience and co-operation.

Under s.8(2) of the FOI Act, the ACCC must publish the following information:

(g) information in documents to which the agency routinely gives access in response to requests under Part III (access to documents), except information of the following kinds:

(i) personal information about any individual, if it would be unreasonable to publish the information;

(ii) information about the business, commercial, financial or professional affairs of any person, if it would be unreasonable to publish the information;

(iii) other information of a kind determined by the Information Commissioner under subsection (3), if it would be unreasonable to publish the information;

At present there are no categories of document that are routinely released by the ACCC that are publishable under s.8(2)(g).