Victorian FOI Application Fee

From 1 July 2023 the application fee for a VCAT FOI request is $31.80. Victorian agencies should change all public material where references to the fee occurs including request forms, websites, FOI policies etc. The application fee changes each year from 1 July and is announced between February and May before the change. Come back regularly to our Recent Developments …

Leading Victorian Administrative/Public Lawyers

We are proud to announce that once again our Executive Director, Mick Batskos, was included on the list of leading Victorian Administrative/Public Law Lawyers in the 2023 Doyles Guide.  This recognition arises from being identified by clients and peers for expertise and abilities in the area of administrative law.  This recognition coincides with the further milestone of FOI Solutions being in operation for …

FOI Solutions new team

We are proud to announce the growth of our FOI Solutions family which is now comprised of 5 lawyers, 3 clerks and 2 administration staff.  In particular we would like to welcome the newest members of the Legal Team: Grusha Malik Bilge Eser Aryanna Singh. We would like to thank all of our staff for their diligence and tremendous work moving from …

Internal FOI Policy available

Under legal requirements in Victorian FOI laws, agencies must have internal policies to enable officers to carry out their functions across the agency. In our experience, many agencies have no internal or external policies about FOI. FOI Solutions can help your agency to comply with the legal requirement that all agencies have appropriate internal policies in place to enable officers …

Monthly VCAT decision subscription service

Have you ever considered whether you are up to date with developments in FOI and privacy decisions?  Do you want to take steps to ensure you do not get left behind?  ·  To help maintain your knowledge, FOI Solutions has developed a subscription service summarising VCAT FOI and privacy decisions each month.  ·  It will enable you to keep up to date on …

Important VCAT decisions update

Our highly popular annual compilation of VCAT decision summaries for 2022 is available. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to keep up to date with your knowledge of VCAT FOI and privacy decisions.  We have a put together our summaries of VCAT decisions for 2022 in an easy to read and convenient compilation. There are helpful tables and cross referencing …