Applications under the Information Act

The department is one of three major agencies across the Northern Territory Government that receives a large volume of Freedom of Information requests annually.

In accordance with the Information Act 2002, the department received, processed and closed 183 requests for information this financial year, an increase of 26% from the 2018-2019 annual total of 145 requests.

Most requests received by the department are for personal information relating to tenancies, with legal advocates and support organisations representing most of those clients.

During 2019-2020, the department did not receive any requests for a review of a decision, any complaints to the Commissioner or any applications for the correction of personal information.

Applications under the Information Act 2002

2019/2020

2018/2019

Accepted applications outstanding at start of year

0

0

Applications received to correct personal information

0

0

Applications received to access personal information

168

143

Applications received to access government information

13

2

Applications received to access personal and government information

2

0

Total – Received to 30 June 2020

183

145

Application Outcomes

  

Accepted applications withdrawn

2

1

Applications transferred

0

0

Unaccepted applications – pending acceptance

0

0

Applications completed

181

144

Open applications

0

0

Total – Outcomes to 30 June 2020

183

145


Last updated: 12 November 2020

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