Northern Territory refusing one in four FOI requests – seven times Victoria's rate

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NT’s refusal rate above 20% for four years running, which experts attribute to deeper problems

The Northern Territory government is refusing one in four freedom-of-information requests – a rate seven times higher than Victoria’s and eight times higher than Western Australia’s.

An analysis of state and territory FOI data shows the Northern Territory is by far the most likely jurisdiction to block requests for government documents. Last financial year, the NT government granted just 292 of the 900 FOI requests it finalised, and partially granted another 298.

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