Publication guide

Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009

Section 20 of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (the GIPA Act) requires agencies to develop and adopt a publication guide as part of their mandatory open access information. The Act states that the Publication Guide shall:

  • describe the structure and functions of the agency
  • describe the ways in which the functions affect members of the public
  • specify arrangements that exist to enable members of the public to participate in the formulation of the agency’s policies and functions
  • identify various kinds of government information held by the agency and what information will be made publicly available