Model Litigant Guidelines and FOI
A lunchtime webinar session
Agencies have in the past been criticised by integrity bodies like the Ombudsman and by VCAT for failing to properly apply model litigant guidelines in how it deal with FOI requests and VCAT proceedings.
In an environment where the Information Commissioner is committed to ensuring regulatory compliance, it is crucial that your agency is aware of the impact that model litigant guidelines and other standards of behaviour may impact in the FOI field.
This session is aimed to assist agencies to minimise any risk of attracting such a criticism by providing a timely reminder of:
- the content of the model litigant guidelines
- other obligations on agencies in dealing with the public
- what model litigant guidelines do not mean
- application of the model litigant guidelines in an FOI context.
The webinar will be conducted using WebEx (end to end encryption). For information about how this will work, click here for FAQs.