Reforms made to the FOI Act in 2010 included the introduction of the Information Publication Scheme Plan which requires Australian Government agencies subject to the FOI Act to provide a broad range of information on their websites. The IPS started on 1 May 2011.

Further information about the IPS (including details of Cancer Australia’s Information Publication Plan) can be obtained through our Information Publication Scheme Plan.

Freedom of Information (FOI)

The broad objective of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) is to give the Australian community access to information held by the Commonwealth.

In order to do this, individuals can submit a request to an Australian Government agency for access to documents an agency holds and obtain copies of those documents. There are, however, certain exemptions prescribed in the FOI Act which restrict the amount of documentation that can be released.

For Cancer Australia, further information about the FOI process (including how to make a request to Cancer Australia under the FOI Act) can be obtained through our FOI page .


The following link provides privacy and security information for users of the Cancer Australia website.