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Access to information

Access to information we hold makes our operations more transparent and leads to increased levels of trust and respect.

Last updated 7 March 2016

Access to information enhances transparency and increases trust and respect. We aim for greater openness and transparency about how we operate.

This commitment to openness and transparency has its roots in the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act). The FOI Act was created to give individuals and organisations the right to access documents we hold.

Our FOI disclosure log lists publicly available documents released under freedom of information (FOI) access requests.

Under the Information Publication Scheme (IPS), we publish a broad range of information on our website to help and promote prompt and easy public access to information. We also publish a plan that explains how we intend to implement and administer the IPS (an agency plan).

If you become aware of a situation where you suspect serious wrongdoing such as fraud or other misconduct, and you are a former or current public official, you can report your concerns under the Public Interest Disclosure Scheme (PID scheme.)

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You can get copies of your tax records from us by downloading, printing and completing the form Copies of tax documents request.

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The (Information Publishing Scheme) IPS underpins a pro-disclosure culture across government and transforms the freedom of information framework from one that reacts to individual requests to one that relies more heavily on agency-driven information publication.

We publish documents, such as our agency plan, annual plan, financial statements and organisational structure to our IPS entry. In addition to the information we are required to publish, we also publish our operational information - information that guides us in decision-making, routinely requested information and information we consider to be of value or interest to the public.