New guide - The public interest test Loading Comments…
May 27, 2016
The Ombudsman has published a comprehensive new guide on the public interest test in section 9(1) of the OIA and section 7(1) of the LGOIMA. It contains discussion and case studies to illustrate:
- the kinds of public interest considerations that can favour disclosure of official information;
- some factors that can affect the weight of the public interest in disclosure; and
- alternative ways that agencies can seek to strike the right balance between the need to withhold information and the public interest in release.
Read the guide here.
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