The 2012 survey of Australian Government agencies compliance with Information Publication Scheme (IPS) obligations was conducted between 30 April and 11 May 2012.
A total of 191 agencies took part in the survey out of 245 agencies that were invited to take part, representing a very strong response rate of 78 per cent.The IPS survey showed that Australian Government agencies assessed their compliance with the IPS positively overall, with agencies generally indicating that they comply with most aspects of the five key IPS assessment criteria set out in the FOI Guidelines.
In particular, a very high proportion of agencies indicated that they publish a range of information on their website as required under the FOI Act, in accordance with criterion three on IPS Entry. In addition, a high proportion of agencies provided positive assessments of their compliance with criterion one about their IPS Agency Plan. Positive results were also recorded about agencies’ early preparation for their Agency Compliance Review (criterion five).