Other publications

'Freedom of Information - from the Age of Enlightenment to the Digital Age,and Beyond'


  • Article by the Information Commissioner in the February 2021 edition of Brief.


'Freedom of Information - Shining a light into dark corners'


  • Presentation by the Information Commissioner to John Curtin Institute of Public Policy 23 October 2020


'Information Can Change Lives'


  • Opinion piece published by Catherine Fletcher, Information Commissioner, in the West Australian on 28 September 2020.
OIC Strategic Goals 2020 - 2023



Open government and FOI


  • Opening address by Emeritus Professor Geoff Gallop at the FOI In WA Conference 2019 held on 21 November 2019 in the Education Building at Fiona Stanley Hospital.


Association of Information Access Commissioner's statement - 17 April 2020



FOI Coordinators Workshop - Training Manual



Agency FOI Reference Group: Terms of Reference

The Office of the Information Commissioner has created an Agency FOI Reference Group to assist it to promote good practice in FOI in Western Australia and to hear about agencies’ experiences and needs in administering the FOI Act.



2014 Australian Institute of Administrative Law Conference

On 25 July 2014 the Information Commissioner presented a paper to the 2014 Australian Institute of Administrative Law Conference entitled:



20th Anniversary of FOI

Speech delivered on the 20th anniversary of FOI in Western Australia on 1 November 2013. by the Information Commissioner:



FOI Review 2010

The Information Commissioner  conducted a review  of the manner in which Western Australian State and local government agencies administer the freedom of information (FOI) process. The FOI Review report was tabled in Parliament on Wednesday, 8th September 2010.



Information Statements



Transparency in Government Projects

The A/Information Commissioner's written submission to the Special Inquiry into Government Programs and Projects (29th September 2017).