Government Information

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Overview

These workshops are intended to provide complementary perspectives on the key legislation regulating the collection, use and disclosure of information by government departments and agencies.

Depending on whether you attend one or both sessions, you will emerge with an understanding of the requirements of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 1982 and/or the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 and other privacy-related legislation, and in either a case an enhanced appreciation of the risks associated with handling government information and how they should be managed.

Who should attend our Government Information workshop?

  • Government lawyers who occasionally advise on FOI requests and/or privacy matters
  • Government employees and managers who receive or handle FOI requests
  • Government lawyers and managers who handle or manage personal information
  • FOI and privacy officers.
What we'll cover

Part One: Freedom Of Information

  • 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
  • Role of the Information Commissioner
  • Review and appeal processes
  • Request scenario exercises.

Part Two: Privacy

  • Overview of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 and IPPs, and other relevant legislation (including the Health Records Act and Surveillance Devices Act)
  • Procedures for handling requests
  • Identifying documents relevant to the request
  • Commonly claimed exemptions (including recent cases)
  • Preparing statements of reasons
  • 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
Date:
13 August 2019
Time:
Full day: 8.45am for 9.00am - 4.45pm
Part one8.45am for 9.00am - 12.30pm
Part two: 1.00pm for 1.15pm - 4.45pm
Cost:
Inc GST
Full day: $1,374 per person
$1,237 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$1,168 per person if in a group of three or more 

Half day: $687 per person
$618 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$584 per person if in a group of three or more 
Venue:
Clayton Utz Melbourne
Level 18, 333 Collins Street 
Further information:
Phone 1800 882 110
Email client.training@claytonutz.com

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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.