NSW Information Commissioner publishes new resources on fees and charges under the GIPA Act

The NSW Information Commissioner has published three new resources to provide guidance on fees and charges to entities regulated by the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) and the general public.

Flowing on from the two recent decisions of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal which were summarised in IPC case notes Shoebridge v Forestry Corporation [2016] NSWCATAD 93 and National Tertiary Education Union v Southern Cross University [2015] NSWCATAD 151 – the Information Commissioner identified that it would be useful for agencies and the general public to have updated guidance on the issues relating to discounting and processing charges.

The IPC has revised and developed the following resources in consultation with our stakeholders:

We hope you find these resources useful and we welcome your feedback – please contact the IPC via free call 1800 472 679 or email ipcinfo@ipc.nsw.gov.au