(1) An agency must prepare a plan showing the following:
(a) what information the agency proposes to publish for the purposes of this Part;
(b) how, and to whom, the agency proposes to publish information for the purposes of this Part;
(c) how the agency otherwise proposes to comply with this Part.
Information that must be published
(2) The agency must publish the following information:
(a) the plan prepared under subsection (1);
(b) details of the structure of the agency's organisation (for example, in the form of an organisation chart);
(c) as far as practicable, details of the functions of the agency, including its decision-making powers and other powers affecting members of the public (or any particular person or entity, or class of persons or entities);
(d) details of the following appointments:
(i) appointments of officers of the agency that are made under Acts (other than APS employees within the meaning of the Public Service Act 1999 );
(ii) appointments of officers of the agency that are made under Norfolk Island enactments (other than officers appointed or employed under the Public Service Act 2014 of Norfolk Island);
(e) the information in annual reports prepared by the agency that are laid before the Parliament;
(f) details of arrangements for members of the public to comment on specific policy proposals for which the agency is responsible, including how (and to whom) those comments may be made;
(g) information in documents to which the agency routinely gives access in response to requests under Part III (access to documents), except information of the following kinds:
(i) personal information about any individual, if it would be unreasonable to publish the information;
(ii) information about the business, commercial, financial or professional affairs of any person, if it would be unreasonable to publish the information;
(iii) other information of a kind determined by the Information Commissioner under subsection (3), if it would be unreasonable to publish the information;
(h) information held by the agency that is routinely provided to the Parliament in response to requests and orders from the Parliament;
(i) contact details for an officer (or officers) who can be contacted about access to the agency's information or documents under this Act;
(j) the agency's operational information (see section 8A).
Note: If operational information is not published in accordance with this section, a person must not be subjected to any prejudice as a result (see section 10).
(3) The Information Commissioner may, by legislative instrument, make a determination for the purposes of subparagraph (2)(g)(iii).
(4) The agency may publish other information held by the agency.
Functions and powers
(5) This section applies to a function or power of an agency whether or not the agency has the function or power under an enactment.
(6) In this section:
"enactment" includes a Norfolk Island enactment.
Note 1: See section 8C for restrictions on the requirement to publish this information.
Note 2: The agency must have regard to the objects of this Act and guidelines issued by the Information Commissioner in performing functions, and exercising powers, under this section (see section 9A).