Work sheets and other resources
Use the step-by-step work sheets we've developed to help agencies process OIA and LGOIMA requests.
Publicly available information work sheet
Confidential advice to Government work sheet
Free and frank opinions work sheet
Model protocol on dealing with OIA requests involving Ministers
This model protocol can be used and adapted by Ministers and agencies to agree on clear and transparent processes for dealing with OIA requests involving the Minister.
Public interest work sheet
This summary work sheet takes you through the public interest test in section 9(1) of the OIA / section 7(1) of the LGOIMA.
Sample estimate of costs
This sample estimate of costs can be used to help calculate a charge for supplying official information, and be provided to the requester.
Work sheet for dealing with administratively challenging requests
This summary work sheet takes you through process of dealing with administratively challenging official information requests.
Work sheet for dealing with OIA requests that involve Ministers
This summary work sheet takes you through the process of dealing with OIA requests that involve a Minister.
Charging work sheet
This summary work sheet takes you through the process of deciding whether or not to charge for the supply of official information, and if so, how much.
Potentially frivolous or vexatious requests work sheet
This summary work sheet will help you to decide whether there is a proper basis for refusing a request for official information under section 18(f) of the OIA / 17(f) of the LGOIMA, because the request is frivolous or vexatious.
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