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Right to Information
New procedures for releasing public documents in Tasmania were announced on Tuesday 10 June 2015.
Consequently the results of requests will be published online within 48 hours of them being released to the applicant.
The policy change is designed to share more information with the public and ensure that the Tasmanian Government and its agencies are more transparent and accountable.
Please note this will only apply to public interest RTI requests, not requests for personal information.
This reform will bring Tasmania into line with Queensland and the Federal Government.
- Nick McKim 11 May 2015 RTI release (Adobe PDF)
The department routinely publishes information about the programs, policies and services we provide to help the public understand what we do. This is in accordance with the Right to Information Act 2009, which provides for public access to information held by government bodies.
Choose from the links below to find out more about the Right to Information Act or to obtain information from the department.
What is the Right to Information Act 2009?
Find out about Tasmania's right to information law and what it aims to achieve.
How do I find information myself?
Find out how you can obtain information from the department. Search our website, by class of information, key word, browse A-Z, or contact us.
How do I apply for 'assessed disclosure'?
If you haven't been able to obtain the information you are after, find out how to make an application for assessed disclosure of information.
What will we do once we have your application for 'assessed disclosure' of information?
Learn more about what happens after your application is submitted.
What if I'm not happy with a decision?
Learn more about the review process.
What information is exempted from disclosure?
Some information you apply for may not be disclosed to you because it is exempted from disclosure under the Act. Find out more about the exemptions provided in the Act.
The Ombudsman's Right to Information Act Manual and Guidelines
Links to resources that provide information on the Right to Information Act.