Freedom of Information Section 8 Statement
Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) requires each agency to publish detailed information about the way it is organised, its powers, the kinds of decisions it makes, the documents it holds, the ways members of the public can obtain access to these documents and any arrangements for public involvement in the work of the agency.
The body of this annual report explains the establishment and major functions of the Advisory Council. This statement supplements that general information to meet the requirements of section 8 of the FOI Act. It is correct as at 30 June 2004.
Secretariat and administrative support for the Council is provided by the National Archives of Australia. The Executive Officer is an officer employed by the National Archives.
The Advisory Council usually meets four times each year. Members serve for terms not exceeding three years and may serve an additional term.