s 30(1) Public Interest Training

s 30(1) Public Interest Training Session

  • What is the “public interest”?
  • How do you determine what the public interest is?
  • What is considered as not being about the public interest?
  • How do you work out whether disclosure of a document would be “contrary” to the public interest?
  • What is meant by the public interest being a balancing test?
  • Would the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal uphold your decision?

Within a lunch hour do you want to quickly learn the answer to these questions? Then this session is for you and your agency.

This program will be delivered by videoconference as a 1-hour session.

About this session: s 30(1) Public Interest

This session covers the following aspects of FOI processing in Victoria:

  • what is the “public interest” in s 30(1)(b)?
  • what is not relevant to determining the “public interest”?
  • what is the balancing exercise applied in determining the question about public interest?
  • what are the types of factors which the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“VCAT”) has in the last 5 years considered relevant in determining whether disclosure would be “contrary to the public interest”?
  • how have recent decided VCAT cases determined the matter?

What you will receive

  • Copy of the paper
  • Copy of the slides for future use
  • Ability to send questions about the session within 24 hours after the session, to be answered within 3 business days.
  • All attendees will receive a copy of all written questions and written responses for the session(s) attended.

Feedback from previous sessions

“The most clear, concise and practical training I’ve attended in some time. Great examples were used to illustrate and clarify key points. My interest and attention were engaged for the entire session.”

“Well presented and I felt I understood the contents.”  “As always, Mick did a great job.”

The videoconference will be conducted using WebEx (end to end encryption).  For information about how this will work, click here for FAQs.

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s 30(1) Public Interest Training
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04 Jun 2024


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 03 - 04 Jun 2024
  • Time: 11:00 pm - 12:00 am




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