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Recommended CPD point allocation: 3 points (excluding WA).

This half-day workshop will provide you with an essential understanding of the requirements of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 1982 which is essential for all public sector employees, not just FOI officers.

Who should attend our Statutory Interpretation workshop?

  • Government lawyers who occasionally advise on FOI requests
  • Government employees and managers who receive or handle FOI requests
  • FOI officers.
What we'll cover
  • Purpose and objectives of the FOI Act 1982

  • Procedures for handling requests

  • Identifying documents relevant to the request

  • Commonly claimed exemptions (including recent cases)

  • Preparing statements of reasons

  • Update on legislative changes

  • Role of the Information Commissioner

  • Review and appeal processes

  • Request scenario exercises.

What you'll learn
  • An enhanced understanding of the key issues and requirements

  • Up to date knowledge of the legislation and key cases. 

Event Details
18 October
8.45am for 9.00am - 12.45pm
$708 per person
$638 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$603 per person if in a group of three or more 
Clayton Utz Melbourne
Level 18, 333 Collins Street 
Further information:
Phone 1800 882 110
Email [email protected]

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What our clients say about our Freedom of Information workshop

"I had a ball at this training session."

"Thank you for the best training session in a decade." 

Support when you need it the most

As a participant of our program you'll have comfort in knowing that you can depend on us for ongoing support. Whether it be two weeks or two years after the workshop, you can call us at any time for a short, no-cost consultation.

Recommended CPD point allocation: 3 points (excluding WA).
If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. Please contact your Professional Body for your state.