GIPA Amendments 2018

Amendments to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) were passed in Parliament on 21 November and came into effect on 28 November 2018. The amendments impact the responsibilities of agencies under the GIPA Act, and how citizens can expect their applications to be processed and progressed.

As a result of the amendments, the IPC is currently reviewing all GIPA related resources and will add new and updated resources to this page as they are published:

Resources for the public

Resource Description Related amendment(s)
NEW Fact sheet: Changes to GIPA Act for Citizens Nov 2018 This fact sheet has been developed to inform citizens of the impact of the GIPA Act amendments that came into affect on 28 November 2018, to their GIPA applications. All amendments
UPDATED: GIPA Access Application Form Dec 2018 Complete this form to apply to make a formal application to access government information in NSW under the GIPA Act. Sections 41(1)(d), 41(1A), 51(3)(c), 55, 56, and 56(3)
UPDATED: Fact sheet: Your right to access government information in NSW Dec 2018 This fact sheet assists in understanding your legal right under the GIPA Act, to access most government information in NSW. Section 41

Resources for public sector agencies

Resource Description Related amendment(s)
NEW Fact sheet: Changes to GIPA Act for agencies Nov 2018 

This fact sheet has been developed to inform agencies of the impact the GIPA Act amendments that came into affect on 28 November 2018, will have on their obligations under the GIPA Act.

All amendments
UPDATED Guideline 6: Agency Information Guides Nov 2018

Summarises the legal obligation for agencies in preparing and updating an AIG, explains the opportunities provided by AIGs to promote Open Government, Open Data and public participation, and offers suggestions for structuring and writing an AIG. 

Section 20(3)
UPDATED Knowledge Update: Good practice for disclosure logs Dec 2018

This knowledge update provides you with good practice information when publishing disclosure logs.

Sections 51(3)(c), 56, 56(3), 97(4) and 105(4)

UPDATED Fact Sheet: Timeframes and Extensions for deciding access applications under the GIPA Act Dec 2018

This fact sheet is intended to assist applicants and agencies in understanding the requirements of section 57 of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).

Schedule 4 Clause 1 Definition of "working day"

UPDATED Fact Sheet: Restraint orders under the GIPA Act December 2018

This fact Sheet explains the way in which orders to restrain people from making access applications are dealt with under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).

Sections 110(1), 110(3) and 110(5A)

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