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In NSW the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) hereinafter FOI Act, was replaced with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) hereinafter GIPA Act. The GIPA Act is similar to the FOI Act as it allows anyone the access to documents held by Federal Departments or Agencies. However, the GIPA Act differs from the FOI Act, as you can only access Information that is held on a record.

Under the GIPA Act, you may be able to access information held by Government Departments and Agencies and in some instances, may be able to gain access to information held by a private entity. However, it is wise to speak to a Government Lawyer to understand what regulations surround your ability to access information held by a private entity.

Before accessing Information, it is wise to seek the assistance of a Government Lawyer. At Navado, our team of Government Lawyers can explain to you your rights and obligations and can assist you in seeking Information under the GIPA Act.

In some instances, you may apply for Information to be provided to you and the Government Department or Agency may deny or refuse access to those requested documents. If you have been denied or refused access to Information, you can meet with one of our Government Lawyers to discuss potentially appealing the decision and the merits of same.

If you require assistant or wish to discuss your rights under the GIPA Act, contact a Solicitor from our team of Government Lawyers by telephone on (02) 9233 4048 or send an email to info@navado.com.au. Our Head Office is located in the Sydney CBD. 

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