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Information and the Government Information (Public Access) Act

Your right to information

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPAA) replaces the Freedom of Information Act 1989. GIPAA creates new rights to information that are designed to meet community expectations of more open and transparent government. It encourages the routine and proactive release of government information, including information held by the providers of goods and services contracted by government agencies.

Government agencies must put certain information on their websites to be available to the public. This is known as 'open access information' and includes:

The Public Guardian is a Business Centre of the Department of Justice and more information is available throughout this website. Publications on the services of the Public Guardian are available on the Individuals tab.

For further information on accessing information held by Public Guardian contact an Information Officer on (02) 8688 6070 or email