Under the Freedom of Information Act, 1997, (which came into effect from 21 April, 1998), you have the right:
- to access records held by the Department of Social and Family Affairs (DSFA)
- to have official information relating to you that is held by the Department amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading
- to obtain reasons for acts of the Department that affect you.
You may not be able to access certain records which are exempt under the Acts, for example, information relating to: another person; government meetings; law enforcement and security; confidential and commercially sensitive issues.