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Fact sheet: Legal professional privilege (PDF, 62kb)

This fact sheet has been prepared for agencies and decision makers to assist them in the practical application of this clause under Clause 5(1) of Schedule 1 to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).

GIPA Act: 3 years at a glance (PDF, 156kb)

GIPA Act: 3 years at a glance

50,318 applications requesting access to information were lodged with NSW Government agencies, State-owned corporations, local Councils, Universities and Ministers and staff.

Stakeholder Engagement

The Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) strives to engage effectively with our stakeholder groups. We use a number of channels to engage with stakeholders and always try to select the most appropriate and relevant channels for our stakeholders’ needs.

Unreasonable and substantial diversion of agency resources

In relation to formal access applications, the GIPA Act provides discretion for agencies to refuse to search for information or deal with an application where this would require an unreasonable and substantial diversion of the agency’s resources (see s 53(5) and s 60(1


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