Freedom of information
The University of Canberra is a Territory agency subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2016 (ACT) (FOI Act).
The University provides the public access to its records through freedom of information (FOI), wherever possible. Under the FOI Act, the University seeks to achieve the following:
- Ensure records can be easily accessed by all members of the public.
- Process applications (both within the FOI Act and those not) in a timely and efficient manner.
- Promote transparency in relation to University operations and our community interactions.
The University must take certain public interest factors into account when making decisions about the release of information. More commonly, the University may determine a document is exempt from release because:
- release would unreasonably disclose sensitive information about an individual (including staff, students and members of the public)
- the document is subject to legal professional privilege
- it would pose a security risk.
Occasionally, the University may decide that only parts of a document are exempt from release (such as personal information). The deleted parts are referred to as 'redactions'. The University will redact information which is exempt from release.