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Freedom of information

Entities subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) are required to publish information to the public as part of the Information Publication Scheme (IPS). This requirement is in Part II of the FOI Act and has replaced the former requirement to publish a ‘section 8’ statement in an annual report. Each agency must display on its website a plan showing what information it publishes in accordance with the IPS requirements.

AUSTRAC’s IPS plan is available at: www.austrac.gov.au/about-us/corporate-information-and-governance/foi-and-information-publishing-scheme/information-publication-scheme-plan.

In 2020–21 AUSTRAC received 374 FOI requests for 4,436 pages.

Financial year

Requests received

Number of pages considered during the period

2020-21

374

4,436

2019-20

470

7,764

2018–19

509

6,720

2017–18

416

50,278

2016–17

166

11,290

2015–16

140

9,847

2014–15

105

24,966

Statistical information about FOI requests, including costs incurred, is published by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.