Open Access Information
On 1 July 2010 new right to information legislation came into effect, replacing the former freedom of information law.
The new law:
1. Creates new rights to information that are designed to meet community expectations of more open and transparent government
2. Encourages government agencies to proactively release government information
You can find out more about your right to information and new ways to access NSW government information on the website of the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) at www.oic.nsw.gov.au
The Community Relations Commission publishes a range of information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.
- Search this website to see if the information has been made available
- Contact the Right to Information Officer and ask for the information
The Right to Information Officer will decide whether the information you are seeking:
- Is readily available and how you can get it
- Can be disclosed to you without any formal processes
- Requires an application form (PDF) to be submitted
Right to Information Officer
Community Relations Commission
PO Box A2618
Sydney South NSW 1235
Telephone: (02) 8255 6707
Fax: (02) 8255 6868
Email: Click here to send an email
Click here to access the CRC Agency information guide.
The new Government Information (Public Access) Act requires government agencies to record and publish information about contracts with private sector bodies that are worth $150,000 or more.
The Community Relations Commission currently has no private sector contracts worth $150,000 or more. As such contracts are established, the Commission will publish these in a register of government contracts.
Where the Commission considers that information released to an applicant under a formal access application would be of interest to other members of the public, these details will be recorded in the disclosure log below.
The Community Relations Commission is yet to receive any access applications under the Government information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).
||Date of decision on application
||Number of pages / type of release
||Topic / information requested
Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 the Community Relations Commission makes decisions about open access applications seeking specific government information. When processing an application we apply a public interest test that assists in determining whether or not to release the requested information.
The following table will include information that the Community Relations Commission has decided not to release, based on an overriding public interest against disclosure.
||Information / topic
||Reason for not disclosing information
The Community Relations Commission is yet to receive and refuse disclosure to an open access application under the Government information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).
Click here to view publications.
Click here to view policies.
The following documents have been tabled in parliament:
Formal Access Application
A formal access application is to be used when applying for formal access to information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. To access the application form, click here.
Internal Review Application
An internal review application form is to be used when applying for an internal review of a decision made under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. To access the internal review form, click here.