Who We AreThe 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. These are our values.
What We DoThe 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 RoleThe 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).
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.
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).
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