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Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 came into effect on 1 January 2005. It applies to all information held by public authorities.  The Freedom of Information Act gives everybody the right to information held by a public authority.

You are entitled to any information that is not personal information, or that is not exempt under the Act. Exempt information may be information that is provided in confidence or may relate to national security, law enforcement or commercial interests. Other information, such as information that is likely to be published in the future, audit information and information subject to legal privilege, may also be exempt.