Faculty of Business and Law

Legal Resources

Freedom of information

Australia | Canada | US


Office of the Information Commissioner (Western Australia)
Includes sections on the FOI process, the services of the Information Commissioner, surveys, office structure, the FOI Act and Regulations, decisions, FOI news, Commissioner’s role and functions, standards of service, material available, contact details and related sites.

Open Government: a review of the federal Freedom of Information Act 1982
Australian Law Reform Commission Report No 77 (31 December 1995)


A History of Censorship in Canada
From the 'Lectric Law Library - article by Robert Ruzic.

Canada's FOIA
Article (dated 1994) from the 'Lectric Law Library

United States

Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC) - FOI (United States)
Includes ‘hot topics’, legal documents on FOIA and access to government information, guides to using the FOIA and other open government resources.

Freedom of Information Center (United States) (at Scaleplus)
Contains information about the FoI center, FOI updates, FOIA guides, state FOI law, sample letters, index/historical laws, international FOI laws, first amendment, links, media law guides, FOI organisations and more.

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7th June 2013