The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (the GIPA Act) replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1989 from 1 July 2010.
The purpose of the GIPA Act is to provide greater access to government information. New rights are designed to meet community expectations of more open and transparent government and encourage government agencies to proactively release government information.
There are four ways in which information held by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) will be available:
All applications will be determined in accordance with the GIPA Act.
You can find out more about your right to information and new ways to access NSW government information from the Office of the Information Commission (OIC):
Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) website at www.oic.nsw.gov.au
GPO Box 7011 Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone: 1800 463 626
Additional information about material available on this website and from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, please see Open Access Information.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has a Right to Information Information who can be contacted for further information regarding Right to Information and Open Access Information:
The Right to Information Officer
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW)
Locked Bag A8
Sydney South NSW 2132
Telephone: 02 9285 8606
The ODPP is publishing a range of open access information as required under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 as detailed below.
A number of ODPP publications are available on this website, please see Publications. This list is in the process of being reviewed and updated.
The ODPP is in the process of developing and publishing a full list of Policy Documents available under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. The ODPP Prosecution Guidelines and Code of Conduct are published on this website.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) Annual Reports are the only documents tabled in Parliament. All Annual Reports are available on this website.
A log of formal applications made under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 is required to be published by the ODPP. This log records all formal applications made to the ODPP which may be of interest to others.
The ODPP's Disclosure Log will be updated as access applications are received.
The ODPP is also to keep and publish a record of any open access information that it does not make publicly available due to an overriding public interest to keep the material confidential. The record will note only the general nature of the information requested.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, NSW, will publish a register of all contracts valued at $150,000 which are entered into with a private sector entity for a project, goods and services, purchase or lease of rental property.
A record of major assets and property disclosure of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) will be published when available.