Selected Case Summaries

Report on the Port Authority

Informal Resolution | 25 September 2018
Office of the Auditor General (OAG)

A request for records concerning irregularities at the Port Authority was submitted to the OAG. The applicant was granted partial access to the Port Authority 2017 – Potential Abuses/Fraud Report but some alleged personal information was redacted. The applicant was not satisfied with the redactions and appealed to the Ombudsman.

We reviewed the redactions and discussed our findings with the OAG. Since the FOI Regulations do not recognise information relating to the position or functions of a public officer as personal information, some redactions were removed. The remaining redactions relied on prejudice to public affairs rather than personal information. The applicant was satisfied with the reduced and altered redactions and agreed to close the appeal.