FOI in WA
Conference

Recognising and building our FOI capacity

10 August 2017, 8:45am to 4:00pm
Fiona Stanley Hospital Education Building

Session Presentations and Handouts

Agencies play a critical role in helping to achieve the legislative objects of the FOI Act to enable greater public participation in our democracy and make government more accountable to the public.  Effective freedom of information relies on capable agency decision makers and an environment in which FOI is an effective part of an agency’s operations. 

This full-day conference will acknowledge and build upon the FOI capacity of officers in State and Local Government agencies in Western Australia. 


CPD

The Legal Practice Board of Western Australia recognises the Office of the Information Commissioner as a QA Provider for the purposes of the Legal Profession Rules 2009.

Accordingly, legal practitioners may claim CPD points for attending sessions at the FOI in WA conference.  Details of the points and category of CPD points for each session are available <here>. 


SESSION PRESENTATIONS AND HANDOUTS

Please see below links to copies of presentations and handouts from the FOI in WA Conference.

The following details will be available until 30 September 2017.

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The practicalities of managing FOI applications and FOI knowledge

Shane Sanders, Department of the Premier and Cabinet

PowerPoint - The Practicalities of Managing FOI Applications and
FOI Knowledge

Clause 6 – Deliberating about the Deliberative process exemption. 

Rachel Crute and Kathy Clark, Office of the Information Commissioner

PowerPoint – The deliberative processes exemption

Handout – Clause 6 decisions of the Information Commissioner

Interpersonal Skills for FOI Coordinators

Su Lloyd, Office of the Information Commissioner

PowerPoint Interpersonal Skills for FOI Coordinators

Dealing with applications made on behalf of a child

Alison McCubbin, Office of the Information Commissioner

PowerPoint – dealing with applications made on behalf of a child 

Third party information – what you need to know

Tony Pruyn, Office of the Information Commissioner        

PowerPoint – third party information

Developing in-house FOI awareness

Nicole Xanthis and Biljana Sijan, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, and Helen Stanley, Royal Perth Hospital       

PowerPoint – Developing in-house FOI awareness

Recent Decisions in FOI

Sven Bluemmel, Information Commissioner

Handout – Recent decisions in FOI                           

Clause 1 – the Cabinet and Executive Council exemptions

David Paice, Department of the Premier and Cabinet

PowerPoint – Clause 1 - Cabinet and Executive Council

Perspectives on refusing to deal with an access application

Vivien Akerstrom, Office of the Information Commissioner, and Shane Sanders, Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Handout – Considering whether section 20 of the FOI Act applies

Considering disclosure outside of the FOI Act

Lynsey Warbey, Western Australia Police, Julie De Jong, Department of Mines, Industry, Regulation and Safety, and Rachel Crute, Office of the Information Commissioner     

PowerPoint – Considering disclosure outside of the FOI Act

Can they get that personal information under the FOI Act?

Alison McCubbin, Office of the Information Commissioner

Powerpoint – Can they get that personal information under the FOI Act

Handout – Sample personal information decisions

Managing difficult conversations

Su Lloyd, Office of the Information Commissioner              

Powerpoint – Managing difficult conversations