The NNTT maintains information in accordance with government requirements and reports regularly on compliance matters and on a range of activities.
Freedom of Information
The NNTT has certain obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act). When the NNTT receives a request under the FOI Act, it may:
- provide access to documents (as defined in the FOI Act) in its possession whether created in or received by the NNTT;
- protect individual privacy, by allowing a person to have corrected any incomplete, incorrect or dated personal information held by the NNTT (for example, a person's personnel records).
The President (or a person authorised by the President), the Native Title Registrar or the Registrar of the Federal Court of Australia, will often make decisions about FOI applications, depending on the nature of the requested information. Some documents may be exempt from disclosure under the FOI Act. This is also a matter for the President or the relevant officers to decide.
An information publication scheme and FOI disclosure log is published and maintained, as required under the FOI Act.
Questions regarding the FOI process can be directed to the Freedom of Information contact officer on freecall 1800 640 501
, or via email at email@example.com
Codes of conduct
Employees of the Australian Public Service (‘APS’) are required to uphold the APS values at all times and to observe the obligations created by the Code Of Conduct.
Tribunal Members have also voluntarily adopted a code of conduct
outlining ethics and standards of behaviour.
Conflict of interest policies
Tribunal Members have also adopted a voluntary conflict of interest policy
Section 133 of the Act requires the President to prepare an annual report that relates to the NNTT's activities during the year. The President’s report is provided to the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia (‘Court’) for inclusion in the Court’s Annual Report.
The NNTT's Annual Reports from 1999-2000 to 2011-12 are available here.
Pursuant to the Senate Order on departmental and agency contracts, please use this link
to view the contracts relevant to the NNTT, via the Federal Court of Australia.
All Commonwealth agencies are required to place a list of the most recent year’s relevant created files on their website (including files relating to policy advisory functions, development of legislation, and other matters of public administration).