Pursuant to the provisions of section 9(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, 1991 (FOI Act), the following details are provided as part of the Information Statement of the Department for Trade and Investment (DTI) which is an agency as defined under section 4(1) of the FOI Act. Subject to certain restrictions, the FOI Act gives members of the public a legally enforceable right to access information held by the South Australian Government.
Structure and functions
DTI consists of a number of business units. For more information see:
- Organisational chart of DTI's services, fucntions and support
- Strategic intent of DTI
- DTI contacts
- There are no formal arrangements which enable members of the public to participate in the formulation of the department’s policies and the exercises of the agency’s functions. Consultation is undertaken when it is deemed appropriate to engage the public in the formulation of specific policy.
Documents held within DTI
Documents held by DTI fall broadly into the categories described below. Documents can be requested in hard copy or electronically unless advised otherwise. The listing of these categories does not necessarily mean all documents are accessible in full or in part under the FOI Act.
The categories include:
- Corporate files containing correspondence, memoranda and minutes on all aspects of the department's operations.
- Policies, procedures and guidelines prescribing the way various activities and programs are to be performed.
- Personnel files relating to the department's employees.
- Accounting and financial reports.
- Departmental annual reports, strategic plans and policy reports.
- Minutes of meetings and terms of reference.
- Documents relating to the functions of the department's business units.
Documents available from DTI
Free of charge
The following types of documents are published on the agency’s website and/or are publicly available free of charge by contacting the department:
- information packs
- strategic plans
- fact sheets
- media releases
Making an application for access to/or amendment of documents
Any person is able to exercise their right to access information held by the Department for Trade and Investment under the FOI Act by requesting documents.
For information on how to apply for access under the FOI Act see Freedom of Information.