Fact Sheet

Your rights to accessing government information in NSW (PDF 289kb)

Fact sheet – Your rights to accessing  government information in NSW

Resources for public sector agencies

The information here specifically relates to public sector agencies and their responsibilities under NSW privacy laws.

Public Interest Directions

Under section 41 of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIP Act), the Privacy Commissioner, with the approval of the Attorney General, may make a Public Interest Direction (Direction) to waive or make changes to the requirements for a public sector agency t

Resources for the public

You have a legally enforceable right to access most government information and can expect that access to that information is open and available freely, unless there is an overriding public interest consideration against disclosure. 

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