Access to information
The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1989 from 1 July 2010.
The purpose of the GIPA Act is to facilitate public access to government information.
The GIPA Act requires government agencies such as the LECC to make certain information easily available to the public without requiring an application. This is known as ‘open access information’, and includes:
- information about who we are, what we do and what information we hold (our Agency Information Guide)
- our policy documents
- any information about the LECC contained in documents tabled in Parliament
- a log of all access applications (our disclosure log), and
- a register of certain government contracts
To find out more about your right to information and ways to access NSW government information visit the Information and Privacy Commission’s website.
The following LECC policies are available under the Commission's proactive release program:
- GIPA Policy
- Work Health and Safety
- Prior Employment Restrictions
- Flexible Working Hours
- Consultative Arrangements
- Performance and Development
- Code of Ethics and Conduct
- Public Interest Disclosures
- Gifts and Benefits
- Guidelines on Disclosure of Commission Information under the LECC Act
- Information for Witnesses.pdf
- Register of Government Contracts Over $150,000 - December 2022
LECC guidelines and agreements
NSW Police Force
- S 14 agreement between the LECC and the NSW Commissioner of Police
- S 14 guideline between the LECC and the NSW Commissioner of Police – Monitoring misconduct investigations
- S 14 guidelines between the LECC and the NSW Commissioner of Police - Notifiable Misconduct
- S 14 guidelines between the LECC and the New South Wales Crime Commission
NSW Crime Commission
- S 14 agreement between the LECC and NSW Commissioner of Police – Respectful Workplace Behaviours Policy
- S 33 guidelines between the LECC and the New South Wales Crime Commission
Accessing information about the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission
If the information you are looking for cannot be found on our website, please contact our Right to Information Officer.
Our Right to Information Officer will be able to advise you whether the information you are seeking can be made available without you having to make a formal access application.You can also access guidance material prepared by the Information and Privacy Commission.
Accessing previous Police Integrity Commission reports
Police Integrity Commission and Royal Commission in to the New South Wales Police Service reports are available on the NSW OpenGov website.
Making a formal access application
If the information you are looking for is not already available on this website or able to be provided by the LECC after an informal request, you may formally apply for access to the information.
A formal ‘access application’ will only be valid if it meets the following requirements:
- Is in writing and sent to our address
- Clearly states it is an access application made under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009
- Includes payment for the $30.00 application fee
- Has your return postal address for correspondence
- Explains in clear terms with as much specific detail as possible, the information you are applying for
In addition, given the sensitive nature of the information held by the LECC, any requests for information concerning our investigative, reporting and corruption prevention functions, or handling of misconduct matters will be invalid and therefore refused. The GIPA Act and the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission Act 2016 have specific provisions which either prohibit or limit the public release of such information.
Please contact our office and ask to speak with one of our Right to Information Officers if you are not sure if the information you are looking for may fall within the excluded information category or if you have any questions relating to access to information.
|Date of decision||Description of information released||Availability|
|7 May 2018||Royal Commission into the NSW Police Service transcripts||Available at State Library of NSW|
|20 February 2018||Police Integrity Commission Annual Reports||Available on www.opengov.nsw.gov.au|
|11 September 2017||Agency Information Guide and Corporate Policies||Available on website|
Our disclosure log
When we receive valid access applications that are likely to be of interest to members of the public, we publish details of our response to the access application in our disclosure log.