24 May 2016 – Improving transparency for Victorians

The Victorian Government has announced changes to the office of the Freedom of Information Commissioner, which will see the office merge with the Office of the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection. The new body will be called the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC). Legislation to create OVIC is expected to be introduced into Parliament shortly.

The Special Minister of State, the Hon Gavin Jennings MLC, issued a media release which is available on the Premier’s website at http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/improving-transparency-for-victorians/