Purpose of Freedom of Information (FOI)
The purpose of the Freedom of Information Act 1982, (“the FOI Act”) is to give members of the public rights of access to information held by the Government of the Commonwealth and of its agencies. Under the FOI Act, members of the public can seek access to documents held by the Department of Health (the Department).
Making a Freedom of Information (FOI) request
Requests to access documents from the National Rural Health Commissioner must:
- be made in writing;
- state that the request is an application for the purposes of the FOI Act;
- provide enough information to clearly identify the documents sought.
FOI requests should be sent to:
National Rural Health Commissioner
Department of Health
GPO Box 9848
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Requests may also be lodged by e-mail: NRHC@health.gov.au