Freedom of Information (FOI) Policy

About this site

Last updated: December 2015

1. Acknowledgement

This webpage has been adapted from a similar document published on the website of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, accessed on 26 November 2015, and has been modified. ACARA acknowledges the Department of Education and Training as the source of this document.

2. Object

The object of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) is to give the Australian community access to information held by the Commonwealth. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is subject to the FOI Act.

The FOI Act aims to achieve this objective by:

  • requiring agencies to publish certain information on a website; and
  • providing for a right of access to documents.

Some of the information you can find on this website includes: