The Freedom of Information Act 1991 (FOI Act) gives you the right to access information held by the Regulator, subject to certain exemptions.
The FOI Act does not apply to information obtained and held by CTP Insurers. Contact the relevant CTP insurer if you wish to obtain information they may hold. The CTP Insurer can explain how to access to information, subject to legal obligations such as privacy laws. See the CTP insurer privacy policies.
A comprehensive overview of how Freedom of Information operates in South Australia is available from State Records.
The Regulator’s obligations under the FOI Act have been varied by the FOI Exempt Agency Regulations, published in the Government Gazette effective from 16 February 2017.
This means the Regulator does not release:
- information relating to a claim or action under Part 4 of the Motor Vehicles Act 1959.
- information gained under Part 3 section 17 (1) of the Compulsory Third Party Insurance Regulation Act 2016 that:
- could affect the competitive position of an insurer or other person or
- is commercially sensitive for some other reason.
Under the FOI Act, you have a legal right to request access to documents held by the Regulator subject to the exemptions above.
Freedom of Information Proactive Disclosure
The Regulator is required to publish all non-personal information released to applicants under the FOI Act. Since the CTP Regulator was established on 1 July 2016, it has not received any applications.