Thank you

Thank you to all who attended the FOI in WA Conference for 2019 and we trust you enjoyed the day.  Materials from many of the conference sessions are available below.

The OIC would like to once again thank Fiona Stanley Hospital; keynote speaker Emeritus Professor Geoff Gallop AC; panellists; speakers; the Conference Steering Committee; and all volunteers for their participation in bringing together another successful event.

L-R: Joanne Kummrow,
Public Access Deputy Commissioner,
Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner
; Ian Cowie,
CEO City of Gosnells; Catherine Fletcher, Information Commissioner;
Emeritus Professor Geoff Gallop AC; and Caroline Spencer, Auditor General.


Legal practitoners may claim CPD points for attendance at the FOI in WA Conference.  The allocation of CPD points for each session is available <here> . Information about OIC CPD is available <here>.

Conference day surveys

Throughout the day, conference participants were given the opportunity to respond to a number of questions using Slido.  A summary of the responses to those questions are available <here>.

Session Presentations 

Please see below links to the presentations and handouts from the FOI in WA Conference – Building Trust.  These will be available on the website until 30 January 2020.

Keynote address: Open Government and Freedom of Information
Emeritus Professor Geoff Gallop AC

FOI in WA - How We Fare and Compare
Catherine Fletcher, Information Commissioner

Dealing With Documents Related to Ministers
David Paice, Department of the Premier and Cabinet 

Dealing With 'On Behalf Of' Applications
Alison McCubbin, Office of the Information Commissioner

FOI and Dogs, Disputes and Discontent
Alison McCubbin and Siobhan Turner, Office of the Information Commissioner

How to Remain Effective and Healthy in a High Pressured Environment
Carol Crockett, Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group; and Shirley Howlett, Fremantle Hospital

I Want My Records and I Want Them Now
Damian Shepherd, State Records Office

Key Recent Decisions of the Information Commissioner
Catherine Coombs, Office of the Information Commissioner

Open By Design: Building a Culture of Openness - and Making it Real
Sonya Sherman and Ian McEwan, Objective Corp Ltd

Proactive Disclosure of Digital Information - Panel Discussion
Rachel Crute, Office of the Information Commissioner; Konrad Seidl, City of Perth; and Meluka Bancroft, City of Vincent

Seeking the View of Third Parties
Vivien Akerstrom and Wesley Day, Office of the Information Commissioner

Skills for Effective Communication in the FOI Process
Rachel Crute, Office of the Information Commissioner

What Happens on Internal and External Review?
Tony Pruyn and Alison McCubbin, Office of the Information Commissioner