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Information Publication Scheme

The Australian Government's Information Publication Scheme (IPS) started on 1 May 2011. It aims to promote transparency and a proactive approach to publishing.

All applications and proposals to change the Food Standards Code, as well as submissions, are published on our website. 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 in other ways.

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.

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information 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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Page last updated 6 December 2023