Official Information Act
Corrections is continuing to respond to Official Information Act (OIA) requests and we remain committed to meeting our obligations under the Act. However, as many staff have been diverted to business-critical functions in order to support frontline operations during this unprecedented situation, there may be delays in responding to your request. In some cases we may need to extend the timeframe for response. We will let you know if this applies to your request. We appreciate your understanding during this challenging time.
The Official Information Act 1982 is designed to make government activities more open and transparent to the public. It has two very important roles:
- to make official information more freely available to the public; and
- it protects official information to the extent consistent with the public interest.
Corrections is committed to the principles of openness and public engagement and endeavours to make information available unless there is a good reason to withhold it. The OIA sets out a number of reasons for which information may be withheld. These reasons include preservation of personal privacy and protection of information which has been received in confidence. Where there is good reason for withholding it, information may still be released if there are overriding considerations which mean it is in the public interest to release particular information. More information about how the OIA operates can be found on the Office of the Ombudsman website.
Corrections receives a large number of requests for information under the Official Information Act (OIA).
Under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) you can ask for the information we hold.
Read Corrections information released under the Official Information Act.
05 September 2017
Corrections Official Information Act data provided to the Chief Ombudsman. This information is reported here on a quarterly basis.
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