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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1992 - NOTES

Notes

1 This is a compilation of the Freedom of Information Act 1992 and includes the amendments made by the other written laws referred to in the following table 1a. The table also contains information about any reprint.

Compilation table

Short title

Number and year

Assent

Commencement

Freedom of Information Act 1992

76 of 1992

15 Dec 1992

s. 1 and 2: 15 Dec 1992;
Pt. 4 Div. 1 and 2: 11 Jun 1993 (see s. 2 and Gazette 11 Jun 1993 p. 2867);
Act other than s. 1 and 2 and Pt. 4 Div. 1 and 2: 1 Nov 1993 (see s. 2 and Gazette 29 Oct 1993 p. 5881)

Acts Amendment (Ministry of Justice) Act 1993 Pt. 10 6

31 of 1993

15 Dec 1993

1 Jul 1993 (see s. 2)

R & I Bank Amendment Act 1994 s. 13

6 of 1994

11 Apr 1994

26 Apr 1994 (see s. 2(2) and Gazette 26 Apr 1994 p. 1743)

Acts Amendment (Public Sector Management) Act 1994 s. 19

32 of 1994

29 Jun 1994

1 Oct 1994 (see s. 2 and Gazette 30 Sep 1994 p. 4948)

Perth International Centre for Application of Solar Energy Act 1994 s. 35

36 of 1994

8 Jul 1994

22 Jul 1994 (see s. 2 and Gazette 22 Jul 1994 p. 3727)

Statutes (Repeals and Minor Amendments) Act 1994 s. 4

73 of 1994

9 Dec 1994

9 Dec 1994 (see s. 2)

Freedom of Information Amendment Act 1994

94 of 1994

5 Jan 1995

1 Nov 1994 (see s. 2)

Young Offenders Act 1994 s. 236

104 of 1994

11 Jan 1995

13 Mar 1995 (see s. 2 and Gazette 10 Mar 1995 p. 895)

Bank of Western Australia Act 1995 s. 44

14 of 1995

4 Jul 1995

1 Dec 1995 (see s. 2(3) and 9(1) and Gazette 29 Nov 1995 p. 5529)

Freedom of Information Amendment Act 1995

50 of 1995

6 Nov 1995

1 Nov 1995 (see s. 2)

Health Services (Conciliation and Review) Act 1995 s. 80(4)

75 of 1995

9 Jan 1996

16 Aug 1996 (see s. 2 and Gazette 16 Aug 1996 p. 4007)

Reprint of the Freedom of Information Act 1992 as at 16 Jan 1996 (includes amendments listed above except those in the Health Services (Conciliation and Review) Act 1995)

Witness Protection (Western Australia) Act 1996 s. 41

11 of 1996

28 Jun 1996

7 Dec 1996 (see s. 2 and Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6699)

Local Government (Consequential Amendments) Act 1996 s. 4

14 of 1996

28 Jun 1996

1 Jul 1996 (see s. 2)

Official Corruption Commission Amendment Act 1996 s. 26

29 of 1996

28 Aug 1996

30 Aug 1996 (see s. 2 and Gazette 30 Aug 1996 p. 4365)

Financial Legislation Amendment Act 1996 s. 54

49 of 1996

25 Oct 1996

25 Oct 1996 (see s. 2(1))

Reprint of the Freedom of Information Act 1992 as at 8 Jul 1997 (includes amendments listed above)

Statutes (Repeals and Minor Amendments) Act 1997 s. 62

57 of 1997

15 Dec 1997

15 Dec 1997 (see s. 2(1))

Industry and Technology Development Act 1998 s. 34(2)

13 of 1998

20 May 1998

1 Jul 1998 (see s. 2 and Gazette 26 Jun 1998 p. 3369)

Gas Pipelines Access (Western Australia) Act 1998 Sch. 3 Div. 6

65 of 1998

15 Jan 1999

9 Feb 1999 (see s. 2 and Gazette 8 Feb 1999 p. 441)

Prisons Amendment Act 1999 Sch. 1 cl. 4

43 of 1999

8 Dec 1999

Sch. 1 cl. 4(1) and (3): 18 Dec 1999 (see s. 2(2) and Gazette 17 Dec 1999 p. 6175);
Sch. 1 cl. 4(2): 18 Jun 2000 (see s. 2(3) and (4) and Gazette 16 Jun 2000 p. 2939)

Court Security and Custodial Services (Consequential Provisions) Act 1999 Pt. 6

47 of 1999

8 Dec 1999

18 Dec 1999 (see s. 2 and Gazette 17 Dec 1999 p. 6175-6)

Reprint of the Freedom of Information Act 1992 as at 3 Mar 2000 (includes amendments listed above)

State Records (Consequential Provisions) Act 2000 Pt. 4

53 of 2000

28 Nov 2000

1 Dec 2001 (see s. 2 and Gazette 30 Nov 2001 p. 6067)

Criminal Investigation (Exceptional Powers) and Fortification Removal Act 2002 s. 72

21 of 2002

15 Jul 2002

15 Jul 2002 (see s. 2)

Acts Amendment (Equality of Status) Act 2003 Pt. 23

28 of 2003

22 May 2003

1 Jul 2003 (see s. 2 and Gazette 30 Jun 2003 p. 2579)

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 s. 28

29 of 2003

22 May 2003

1 Jul 2003 (see s. 2 and Gazette 27 Jun 2003 p. 2383)

Corruption and Crime Commission Act 2003 s. 62 7

48 of 2003

3 Jul 2003

1 Jan 2004 (see s. 2 and Gazette 30 Dec 2003 p. 5723)

Sentencing Legislation Amendment and Repeal Act 2003 s. 64

50 of 2003

9 Jul 2003

15 May 2004 (see s. 2 and Gazette 14 May 2004 p. 1445)

Economic Regulation Authority Act 2003 Sch. 2 Div. 7

67 of 2003

5 Dec 2003

1 Jan 2004 (see s. 2 and Gazette 30 Dec 2003 p. 5723)

Inspector of Custodial Services Act 2003 s. 56(1)

75 of 2003

15 Dec 2003

15 Dec 2003 (see s. 2)

Corruption and Crime Commission Amendment and Repeal Act 2003 s. 74(2)

78 of 2003

22 Dec 2003

7 Jul 2004 (see s. 2 and Gazette 6 Jul 2004 p. 2697)

Reprint 4: The Freedom of Information Act 1992 as at 10 Sep 2004 (includes amendments listed above)

Freedom of Information Amendment Act 2004

56 of 2004

19 Nov 2004

19 Nov 2004 (see s. 2)

Parole and Sentencing Legislation Amendment Act 2006 s. 90

41 of 2006

22 Sep 2006

28 Jan 2007 (see s. 2(1) and Gazette 29 Dec 2006 p. 5867)

Perth International Centre for Application of Solar Energy Repeal Act 2006 s. 6

43 of 2006

3 Oct 2006

31 Oct 2006

Children and Community Services Amendment (Reporting Sexual Abuse of Children) Act 2008 s. 13

26 of 2008

19 Jun 2008

1 Jan 2009 (see s. 2(b) and Gazette 9 Dec 2008 p. 5107)

Reprint 5: The Freedom of Information Act 1992 as at 27 Feb 2009 (includes amendments listed above)

National Gas Access (WA) Act 2009 s. 70

16 of 2009

1 Sep 2009

1 Jan 2010 (see s. 2(b) and Gazette 31 Dec 2009 p. 5327)

Standardisation of Formatting Act 2010 s. 4 and 59

19 of 2010

28 Jun 2010

11 Sep 2010 (see s. 2(b) and Gazette 10 Sep 2010 p. 4341)

Health and Disability Services Legislation Amendment Act 2010 s. 57

33 of 2010

30 Aug 2010

30 Nov 2010 (see s. 2(b) and Gazette 17 Sep 2010 p. 4757)

Bank of Western Australia Amendment Act 2012 Pt. 3

14 of 2012

3 Jul 2012

11 Aug 2012 (see s. 2(b) and Gazette 10 Aug 2012 p. 3803)

Community Protection (Offender Reporting) Amendment Act (No. 2) 2012 Pt. 3

54 of 2012

3 Dec 2012

23 Feb 2013 (see s. 2(b) and Gazette 22 Feb 2013 p. 1045)

Reprint 6: The Freedom of Information Act 1992 as at 1 Feb 2013 (includes amendments listed above except those in the Community Protection (Offender Reporting) Amendment Act (No. 2) 2012 Pt. 3)

Electoral Amendment Act 2014 Pt. 3

14 of 2014

2 Jul 2014

3 Jul 2014 (see s. 2(b))

Corruption and Crime Commission Amendment (Misconduct) Act 2014 s. 33

35 of 2014

9 Dec 2014

1 Jul 2015 (see s. 2(b) and Gazette 26 Jun 2015 p. 2235)

Declared Places (Mentally Impaired Accused) Act 2015 s. 86

4 of 2015

3 Mar 2015

17 Jun 2015 (see s. 2(b) and Gazette 16 Jun 2015 p. 2071)

Reprint 7: The Freedom of Information Act 1992 as at 11 Nov 2016 (includes amendments listed above)

Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2016 Pt. 3 Div. 16

26 of 2016

21 Sep 2016

21 Jan 2017 (see s. 2(b) and Gazette 20 Jan 2017 p. 648)

1a On the date as at which this compilation was prepared, provisions referred to in the following table had not come into operation and were therefore not included in this reprint. For the text of the provisions see the endnotes referred to in the table.

Provisions that have not come into operation

Short title

Number and year

Assent

Commencement

Acts Amendment (ICWA) Act 1996 Sch. 1 it. 4 8

45 of 1996

25 Oct 1996

To be proclaimed (see s. 2)

State Superannuation (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2000 s. 75 9

43 of 2000

2 Nov 2000

To be proclaimed (see s. 2(2))

2 Under the Financial Management (Transitional Provisions) Act 2006 Sch. 2 cl. 13 a reference to the Consolidated Fund may, where the context so requires, be read as if it had been amended to be a reference to the Consolidated Account. This reference was changed under the Reprints Act 1984 s. 7(5)(a).

3 The Superannuation and Family Benefits Act 1938was repealed by the State Superannuation Act 2000 s. 39 but its provisions continue to apply to and in relation to certain schemes because of the State Superannuation (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2000 s. 26.

4 The State Government Insurance Corporation ceased to exist on 1 July 2012.

5 Repealed by the Corruption and Crime Commission Amendment and Repeal Act 2003.

6 The Acts Amendment (Ministry of Justice) Act 1993 s. 68 is a savings provision that is of no further effect.

7 The Corruption and Crime Commission Act 2003 Sch. 3 was renumbered as Sch. 4 by the Corruption and Crime Commission Amendment and Repeal Act 2003 s. 35(12) and the reference to it in s. 62 was amended by the Corruption and Crime Commission Amendment and Repeal Act 2003 s. 35(13).

8 On the date as at which this compilation was prepared, the Acts Amendment (ICWA) Act 1996 Sch. 1 it. 4 (given effect by s. 38) had not come into operation. It reads as follows:


38. Consequential amendments

The Acts referred to in the Schedule are amended as set out in Schedule 1.


Schedule 1 item 4 reads as follows:


SCHEDULE 1 — CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS TO OTHER ACTS

4. Freedom of Information Act 1992

Provision amended

Amendment

Schedule 2

Delete the item “The State Government Insurance Corporation.”.


9 On the date as at which this compilation was prepared, the State Superannuation (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2000 s. 75 had not come into operation. It reads as follows:


75. Various provisions repealed

The provisions listed in the Table to this section are repealed.

Table of provisions repealed

Act

Provision

..........................

........

Freedom of Information Act 1992

s. 62(2)

......................

........


Defined terms

[This is a list of terms defined and the provisions where they are defined. The list is not part of the law.]

Defined term Provision(s)
access applicant Gl.
access regulation functions Gl.
agency 99(3), Gl.
applicant Gl.
applicant for amendment Gl.
arbitrator Gl.
Authority Gl.
Board Gl.
Commonwealth intelligence or security agency Sch. 1 cl. 5(5)
confidential information 82(1)
contractor Gl.
contravention Sch. 1 cl. 5(5)
Corrective Services Gl.
court Gl.
document Gl.
edited copy Gl.
Executive body Sch. 1 cl. 1(6)
exempt agency Gl.
exempt document Gl.
exempt matter Gl.
exemption certificate Gl.
Gold Corporation Sch. 1 cl. 15(2)
information statement 94
internal manual 95
law Sch. 1 cl. 5(5)
misbehaviour 58(2)
officer Gl.
other government Sch. 1 cl. 2(3)
permitted period 13(3)
person 45(1)
personal information Gl.
principal officer Gl.
public body or office Gl.
record Gl.
relative Gl.
relevant office 62(1)
requested documents Gl.
review proceedings 88
State archive Gl.
subcontractor Gl.
third party 32(1), 33(1), Gl.




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