Publicly available information: A guide to section 18(d) of the OIA and section 17(d) of the LGOIMA

Legislation:
Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987
Section 17
Official Information Act 1982
Section 18
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Under section 18(d) of the OIA, agencies may refuse a request if the information is or will soon be publicly available.

This guide explains how section 18(d) applies. It covers:

  • Information that is publicly available
  • Information that will be publicly available soon.

The guide includes a step-by-step work sheet, template letters, and case studies of actual complaints considered by the Ombudsman.

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