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Individuals and Privacy and GIPA (FOI)
If you have an enquiry regarding your personal privacy or accessing government information (GIPA) related matters, or need advice to suit your individual circumstances, please contact Phillip via the details at the bottom of the page for expedient and discreet advice.
 
Government Agencies
In addition to GIPA and Privacy Training and Briefing Sessions for Government agency staff (as detailed below), advice and support can be provided to address individual applications or situations, provide advice regarding systems or policies to ensure agencies comply with the requirements of the various Acts. Phillip can also act in positions whilst individuals are on leave or pending the appointment of permanent officers.
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Government Information (Public Access) Act: Introductory and Advanced training courses
The commencement of the Government Information (Public Access) (GIPA) legislation had a significant impact on the resources required by state and local government agencies, especially local councils and state-owned corporations.
After training over 500 people in GIPA Introductory and Advanced Courses or Briefings, eight out of ten attendees surveyed rated our Courses at 4 or 5 out of 5 for overall content and value.
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GIPA and Privacy Officers from agencies need to attend training. Training is conducted in-house. With that in mind please note the following:
One-day Combined Introductory & Advanced GIPA Course Outline
1. An understanding of your responsibilities under the GIPA Act including a detailed explanation of the processes associated with GIPA applications from the point of the original enquiry through to when the application is received until the determination. An overview of the Internal Review process and what happens when matters are appealed to the NSW Information Commissioner (IC) or the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT).
2. Utilising a flowchart (decision tree) to obtain an understanding of the GIPA process covering open access, proactive release, informal and formal applications, the advance deposit, third party consultation and refusal processes.
3. An examination and understanding of the issues associated with refusing access on some of the most common grounds. The grounds to be examined are negotiable.
4. Examination of a scenario involving a hypothetical formal GIPA application and how to address the various issues associated with the supply of the documents, third party consultations and the examination of possible grounds for refusal.
5. Discussions on the validity of third party claims of "commercial-in-confidence" related to documents/information sought under GIPA.
 
One-day Introductory GIPA Course Outline
1. An understanding of your responsibilities under the GIPA Act including a detailed explanation of the processes associated with GIPA applications from the point the original enquiry through to when the application is received until the determination. An overview of the Internal Review process and what happens when matters are appealed to the NSW Information Commissioner (IC) or the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT).
2. Utilising a flowchart (decision tree) to obtain an understanding of the GIPA process covering open access, proactive release, informal and formal applications, the advance deposit, third party consultation and refusal processes.
3. Discussions on the validity of third party claims of "commercial-in-confidence" related to documents/information sought under GIPA.
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One-day Advanced GIPA Course Outline
1. An examination and understanding of the issues associated with refusing access some of the most common grounds. The grounds to be examined are negotiable.
2. Utilising a flowchart (decision tree) to obtain a detailed understanding of the GIPA process covering open access, proactive release, informal and formal applications, the advance deposit, third party consultation and refusal processes.
3. Examination of a scenario involving a hypothetical formal GIPA application and how to address the various issues associated with the supply of the documents, third party consultations and the examination of possible grounds for refusal.
5. A detailed understanding of the contract reporting requirements under the GIPA Act.
Courses are usually presented In-house. Additional Courses can also be conducted in groups of agencies in the Sydney CBD, Outer Sydney suburbs or regional areas depending on demand.
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Alternatively, separate Briefing Sessions can also be conducted In-house to meet different requirements. Courses are also available for specific industries, e.g. Local Government agencies, or Briefing Sessions for management or general staff. Please contact Youngman Consultancy for details of available training.
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Privacy Course Outline
1. An examination and understanding of the individual Information Protection Principles (IPPs) and the Health Privacy Principles (HPPs) associated with both NSW Privacy Acts.
2. An understanding of the Privacy complaint process and how it fits within the Privacy Act, including discussion of sample letters covering the receipt of a complaint to its finalisation.
3. An examination of actual Privacy cases to assess their potential to have breached the Privacy Acts.
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Courses in GIPA and Privacy
Phillip offers a range of courses for people from both state and local government agencies as well as the private sector, which allows people to get accurate up-to-date information on current legislation and the impact on their business interests.
Courses are available in GIPA, Privacy or both. Contact Youngman Consultancy via the details below.
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Youngman Consultancy | Expert advice in GIPA (FOI) and Privacy
Servicing all areas of NSW
Phone: 0425 372 262
Email: phillip@youngmanconsultancy.com.au
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