FOI

Privacy Act 1988

From Attorney-General’s website:
[Notation added in square brackets]

Under the Privacy Act 1988, (Privacy Act), you have a right to access your personal information that is held by this department. You also have a right to request corrections to any personal information we hold about you if you think it is inaccurate, out-of-date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading.

In addition to

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ATO FOI 2012/87 local government tax

Issue
Does the payment of general rates to the entity, a local government, constitute the payment of an ‘Australian tax’,
for the purposes of subsection 81-5(1) of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 (GST Act)?
Decision

Yes, the payment of general rates to the entity constitutes the payment of an ‘Australian tax’, for the purposes

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FOI Bills of Exchange

On 10 January 2024, you emailed the Office of the Attorney-General (the office) requesting access
to:
• A certified copy of the exemption instrument/certificate/notice/document that exempts
government departments and government corporations and government funded
corporations from complying with the Bills of Exchange Act 1909.
• A list of those government departments and government corporations and government
funded corporations and any

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FOI Department of Premier and Cabinet

FOI-2023-336 – Decision (pdf)

SEH FOI to the Department of the Prime Minister

I request the following documents:
1. I request the documents that provide for the Assent to the Parliament of United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka to the Royal Styles and Titles Act 1973 for the Commonwealth of Australia for the alteration in the

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ATO FOI on local “government” 2005/337

Currently still available from the ATO website.

CG21_ATO_ID_2005_337_Legal_database_Council_not_an_associate_of (pdf)

Please take note of all instances of “local government” and “Local government”, and any other references where “Government” has a capital “G” – they are referring to actual Government entities, not “governing bodies” that are not Government. This is consistent with all of the “Local Government Acts”, all instances of Read article

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Queen of Australia FOIs

Source and  full article from Constitution Watch
https://constitutionwatch.com.au/constitutional-commission-reports-freedom-of-information/

For your scrutiny a Freedom of Information Response from the Attorney Generals Office of the Australian Government (Not of the Commonwealth?).
The author wrote to confirm if there had been changes as recommended by the Constitutional Commission, Commissioned by the very same Attorney Generals Office, specifically Bill No 1, and Bill No. … Read article

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