What is the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (“GIPA Act”)?
The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (“GIPA Act”) replaces the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (NSW), and introduces a new right to information system.
The new system is focused on making government information more readily available. This means that a government agency must release information unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure.
The GIPA Act commenced on 1 July 2010.