The Information Publication Scheme (IPS) is established by Part II of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) with effect from May 1 2011.
The IPS aims to transform the freedom of information framework from one that responds to individual requests for access to documents to one that requires agencies to take a proactive approach to publishing information.
You can find out more about the IPS on the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website.
Under the Information Publication Scheme:
- Australian Government agencies are required to publish agency plans
- specific categories of information must be published
- agencies may proactively publish other government information.
The National Emergency Management Agency follows the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Initial Agency Plan.
All references to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet should be read as a reference to the National Emergency Management Agency.
The National Emergency Management Agency may be contacted about its information and IPS entry on the following details:
The FOI Coordinator National Emergency Management Agency PO Box 133 CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601
In accordance with the Initial Agency Plan, the National Emergency Management Agency publishes the following information holdings:
- Who we are
- What we do
- Our reports and responses to parliament
- Routinely requested information and disclosure logs
- Consultation arrangements
- Key contacts
We make a range of information available for public access.
You can also formally request access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to documents we hold.