Who We Are

The Information Commissioner is the independent officer appointed to oversee the Freedom of Information and Privacy provisions of the Information Act.  The Commissioner is also appointed as the Commissioner for Public Interest Disclosures and has responsibility for the implementation of the Public Interest Disclosure Act
Contact us for FOI, privacy or to blow the whistle on improper conduct in NT public bodies.
These are our values.

What We Do

The functions of the Office of the Information Commissioner relate to Northern Territory public sector organisations, including local government.
We do not cover Commonwealth organisations or the private sector.

Our Role

The two main functions of the Information Commissioner are to:
  • Promote understanding and awareness of FOI and Privacy in the community and the public sector;
  • Deal with complaints about breaches of privacy and about FOI decisions made by public sector organisations (from 1 July 2004).

Our Commissioner

Brenda Monaghan is the Information Commissioner, as well as the Commissioner for Public Interest Disclosures.  Both are independent roles with their own separate area and staff.

Complaints in relation to the conduct of Office of the Information Commissioner can be made directly to the Commissioner via email brenda.monaghan@nt.gov.au



The main function of the Commissioner for Public Interest Disclosures is to independently investigate information about corruption and improper conduct within Northern Territory public bodies.   See http://www.blowthewhistle.nt.gov.au/ for full details about Public Interest Disclosures (Whistleblowers).