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External scrutiny

Court and tribunal litigation

No decisions of courts or administrative tribunals made in 2018–19 had, or may have, a significant effect on the operations of the Office.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

During the reporting period, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) advised our Office of seven matters where the applicant sought review of our decisions under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act). At the time of reporting, all seven matters remain under consideration by the Information Commissioner.

The Office received one decision from the OAIC in relation to a review that commenced in 2017–18. The OAIC finalised this matter under s 54W(a)(i) of the FOI Act.

The Office is subject to the Privacy Act 1988. During the reporting period, the Privacy Commissioner received two complaints about our Office. These matters are currently under consideration by the OAIC.

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Office is subject to the jurisdiction of the Australian Human Rights Commission. During the reporting period, the Commission did not receive any new complaints about our Office.