This is the web site for the Office of the Information Commissioner (WA). The Information Commissioner, Mr Sven Bluemmel, is an independent officer who reports directly to Parliament.
The main function of the Commissioner is to deal with complaints about decisions made by agencies in respect of access applications and requests to amend personal information.
Other responsibilities include:
- ensuring that agencies are aware of their responsibilities under the FOI Act;
- ensuring that members of the public are aware of the FOI Act and their rights;
- providing assistance to members of the public and agencies on matters relevant to the FOI Act; and
- recommending to Parliament legislative or administrative changes that could be made to help the objects of the FOI Act to be achieved.