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    Information Publication Scheme

    The Information Publication Scheme (IPS) is a Government-wide scheme promoting a proactive, pro-disclosure approach to publishing information. The scheme covers all Government agencies subject to the FOI Act. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) oversees the scheme.  For more details, please visit OAIC’s website for the FOI fact sheet 4: The information publication scheme for Australian Government agencies.

    To comply with the IPS, the Quality Agency is required to publish a range of material on this website. This includes our IPS plan, our organisational structure, annual reports, functions and FOI disclosure log. The following provides a guide to the location of this content, structured under IPS headings.

    IPS Agency Plan

    The Quality Agency’s IPS Plan outlines the information that we propose to publish for the purpose of the IPS, how and to whom we propose to publish that information. This is a requirement under section 8(2)(a) of the FOI Act.

    Access our Information Publication Scheme (IPS) Plan (word Accessible) or PDF accessible

    Who we are

    In accordance with the IPS, and under the FOI Act, the Quality Agency is required to publish information about our organisation and structure, governance arrangements, executive team and statutory appointments. This information is available on our website under the following pages and categories:

    What we do

    The Quality Agency is required to publish a description of our functions and powers. We also publish detailed operational information. This includes rules, guidelines, practices and precedents relating to decisions and recommendations affecting members of the public or a particular person or entity, or classes of persons or entities. This information is available on our website under the following pages and categories:

    Our reports and responses to Parliament

    The Quality Agency is required to publish annual reports laid before the Parliament, and other information routinely provided to the Parliament. This information is available on our website under the following pages and categories:

    Routinely requested information and FOI disclosure log

    The Quality Agency is required to publish information to which we routinely give access in response to FOI requests and the FOI disclosure log. You can find this information on our:

    Consultation arrangements

    The Quality Agency is required to publish information about our consultation arrangements. You can find this information in the following pages:

    Contact us

    The Quality Agency publishes contact details of an officer who can be contacted about access to information under the FOI Act. You can find this information on our:

    Other (optional) information

    The Quality Agency often publishes other information classed as optional under the Information Publication Scheme guidelines. This information is of interest to our stakeholders and members of the public. This includes information such as our Complaints Policy, Privacy Policy and Regulatory Bulletin on policy-related matters.