If the information you are searching for has not already been published by the Commission, but is information which raises no particular concerns in terms of possible public interest reasons why it should be kept confidential, then the Commission may be able to release it to you on request without having to make a formal application. If you think this applies to the information you are searching for you can contact us to make an informal request. We may ask that you provide details of your request in writing.
Generally, we try to release information we hold without the need for you to make a formal access application, unless there are good reasons to require one. Under the GIPA Act, however, Government agencies are not required to release information without an access application. The Commission reserves the right to require you to lodge an access application, particularly if:
- there may be significant public interest considerations that need to be taken into account in deciding whether the information can be released
- you request a large volume of information
- it would otherwise take the Commission a significant amount of time to consider your request.