Recent trends in the personal affairs exemption

Hour-long session

This session provides a comprehensive look at trends in VCAT and OVIC decisions about how s 33 (personal affairs exemption) is being applied and interpreted.  It will look at when is information about staff personal affairs exemption, when is disclosure of personal affairs information unreasonable, whether the OVIC is getting it right, and when an agency may want to challenge an OVIC decision.  This session is being offered again due to popular demand.  Check out the feedback below. Numbers strictly limit.


In recent years, there have been a number of VCAT cases which have clarified the essential components of how to apply the
personal affairs exemption in s 33 of the Victorian FOI Act.

At the same time, just when you thought it was getting clearer, there have been some other decisions which appear to confuse concepts in s 33 like:

When is information about agency staff personal affairs information?
• What information about agency staff is considered unreasonable to disclose?
• Does it matter that your agency does not have staff with a VPS classification?
• What recent examples have there been of other personal affairs information being disclosed or exempted?

What is included?
A copy of the presentation paper, PowerPoint slides, our 30-day mouse mat calculator and inclusion on our client list ensuring future notification of our services, training and products.

Early bird registrations and discounts:
Regular registration cost is $110 + GST but if you register before 6 February 2020 you will pay only $99 + GST per person. If you also register for our Professional Standards training you can get a 50% discount for that session. There is also a further 10% discount for those organisations who register 3 or more people from the same agency


20 Feb 2020


2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 19 Feb 2020
  • Time: 10:15 pm - 11:30 pm


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Level 9, 99 William Street, Melbourne
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