Tag archives: PAIA

Certain private bodies exempted from compiling information manual

The Promotion of Access to Information Act of 2000 requires most entities to provide an information manual setting out the documents which are readily available to anyone seeking information from the entity.  The number of businesses, including private companies, required to prepare a manual is inestimable.  Some private companies have now been exempted from the … Continue reading

No more secrets – political party funding now in the open

Political parties will soon be required to make private funding information public when the May 2020 law in this regard comes into force. The Promotion of Access to Information Act 2000 (PAIA) gives effect to the constitutional right of access to information. PAIA recognises that the pre-1994 government system resulted in a secretive and unresponsive … Continue reading

Access to information: documents required

According to section 7(1) of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, the act does not apply to a record requested for the purpose of civil proceedings which have already commenced. Where a potential claimant requests information from the other party to pursue the claim, the rule of thumb is whether the records requested are reasonably … Continue reading