Oh My Goodness is that FOIable?!

Events - 10 May 2011

What are the rules, regulations and expectations related to Freedom of Information?

Presentations included:

  • An overview of the key findings from the FOI review.
  • Information on record keeping and behind-the-counter information and accessibility, including advice on when it is necessary to create or keep a record.
  • What can be or needs to be given out and what can’t.
  • Case studies from the Department of Health and WA Police – sharing their experiences, lessons learnt,  processes implemented and strategies for getting consistency across an organisation.

Panel speakers were:

Mr Sven Bluemmel
Information Commissioner
Office of the Information Commissioner

Ms Grace Gradia
Senior Advisory Officer
Office of the Information Commissioner

Mr John Purcell
Assistant Director
Office of Information Management, Judicial Services Portfolio WA Police

Ms Marion Hall
Area Freedom of Information Coordinator
North Metropolitan Area Health Service

Ms Mary Adam
Senior Legal Advisor
Department of Health

Ms Cathrin Cassarchis
State Archivist and Director State Records
State Records Office of Western Australia

PowerPoint Presentation