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  • Appendix A

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    Publication of further operational information

    A key focus for us is to publish further operational information to better meet the requirements of paragraph 8(2)(j) of the FOI Act.

    We have designed a user-centric strategy for the publication of operational information that:

    • meets the intent of the Act
    • furthers the Australian Government's policy on access to government agency information
    • is consistent with our strategic vision of engaging the community.

    We have developed a citizen view of the key interactions they have with us to provide a structure for developing and publishing a suite of operational information products.

    A publication schedule is being updated that gives priority to the most sought after operational information.

    The associated risk assessment for the strategy took into account the:

    • corporate driver of providing a high level of transparency on the nature and context for our operational decisions and recommendations
    • resource profile that would be associated with a comprehensive 'audit and publish' approach of all operational information, balanced against the value to the community of such an approach
    • potential for taxpayer disadvantage where operational information is not published as outlined in the note to paragraph 8(2)(j); our current view is that this is not likely to be significant because of the nature of the legislation we administer
    • concern that in the short-term, we may not be seen as more open and accountable to the community until implementation of the strategy is well underway
    • we will not be assessed as being fully compliant with the legislated requirements in the short-term.
      Last modified: 26 Mar 2018QC 24030