The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) gives you a general right of access to information held by us and other Commonwealth agencies (departments and authorities).
Under the FOI Act, you have a legal right (subject to some exceptions) to see documents we hold and get copies of those documents. You can also see most manuals, rules and guidelines that we use to make decisions about the legislation we administer such as the Migration Act 1958 and the Australian Citizenship Act 2004.
We might refuse to give you access to documents because they are exempt documents.
Freedom of Information Act 1982(FOI Act)