Australian Government - The purpose of the Government Online Directory is to provide a guide to the structure, organisations and key people in the Australian Government. Information on the site is grouped under the four key arms of government: the Commonwealth Parliament; the Governor-General; Courts and Judges; and Australian Government departments and agencies.
The Government Online Directory encourages government transparency by ensuring the public has access to information about how the Government is structured and the interrelationships between its various components. The site encourages increased government accountability and engagement with the public by providing contact details for agencies and senior officials.
We have responsibility for:
- privacy functions under the Privacy Act 1988 and other legislation
- freedom of information, in particular review of decisions made by agencies and ministers under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
- government information policy functions, conferred on the Australian Information Commissioner under the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010.