The Freedom of Information Act 1992 (076 of 1992) outlines the way in which information held by government can be released. People who were in out of home care will often have to make an application under this Act so that they can get access to records. The Act has provisions for access to information for and about children under 16 years of age and people with intellectual disabilities.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Freedom of Information Act 1992', State Law Publisher of Western, 15 December 1992, http://www.slp.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/main_mrtitle_11796_homepage.html.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 1 May 2013, Last modified: 22 April 2016