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Information Publication Scheme


The Australian Government’s Information Publication Scheme (IPS) started on 1 May 2011.

The scheme aims to promote transparency and a proactive approach to publishing. It means all applications to change the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, as well as submissions on applications and proposals, will be published on our website where possible. There may be occasions when the size of files means we are unable to publish all documents. In these cases all documents will be made available by other means.

  • The executive summary of an application will be placed on the website after an administrative assessment is completed and the application has been accepted.
  • When the call for submissions occurs, the main application will be placed on the website.
  • Submissions will be published as soon as possible after the end of the public comment period.

Agency Plan

As required under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, FSANZ has prepared an IPS Agency Plan outlining how we will comply with the IPS and what information we will publish and how.



The FOI disclosure log will provide access to documents disclosed by FSANZ as a result of an FOI request. It will list summary information such as title, date of release, including number of pages and descriptions of the types of documents released. The publication of this information is in accordance with section 11C of the FOI Act.

Requests under the Freedom of Information Act should be sent to

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Contact us to provide feedback on our Information Publication Scheme.





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