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Government Information (Public Access) - GIPA

On 1 July 2010 the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 came into effect, replacing the former freedom of information law.

The Act:

  • creates new rights to information that are designed to meet community expectations of more open and transparent government
  • encourages government agencies to proactively release government information. 

To apply to the Office of the Children's Guardian for formal access to government information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, please complete this application form and return to the Office of the Children's Guardian. (PDF 55.8KB)

All NSW public service agencies are required by s 20 of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 to have an Agency Information Guide. View or download the Agency Information Guide of the Office of the Children’s Guardian (PDF 463.6KB)

Disclosure log

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 provides that if the Office of the Children's Guardian releases information in response to a specific request, we must make it publicly available if it is considered to be of interest to other members of the public.

The majority of applications are requests for information concerning a particular individual. Generally, we consider such applications would not be of interest to other members of the public. As such, pursuant to sections 25 and 26 of the GIPA Act, we would not normally disclose it in our disclosure log.

To date, there has been one access application which we consider would be of interest to other members of the public. Details of that application are as below.

Date the application was decided Description of information to which access was provided in response to the application How the information can be accessed
24 March 2017 Report titled “Evaluation of the new Working with Children Check” dated 13 August 2015 prepared for the Office of the Children’s Guardian by Ernst & Young Published on the web - http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/about-us/corporate-information

Government contracts register

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 requires information about contracts valued at $150,000 or more that the Office of the Children's Guardian enters into with the private sector to be recorded in the register of government contracts.

The Office of the Children's Guardian is not currently party to any contracts with private sector entities with a value of $150,000 or more.

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