Right to Information
You should be aware that information you provide to Arts Tasmania, and details of any financial assistance package, may be subject to requests for public disclosure under the Right to Information Act (Tas) 2009 (the Act). Arts Tasmania has the capacity under the Act to argue that information falls within one of the exemptions established under the Act, provided that the requirements of the exemption are clearly met.
You can assist Arts Tasmania in identifying information which may be sensitive in nature by clearly drawing attention to such sensitivities. Any information you provide to Arts Tasmania that is commercially sensitive should be stamped or clearly marked accordingly, and you should reinforce this by highlighting any such classification to an Arts Tasmania program officer.
In dealing with requests for disclosure of information under the Act, we will consider your views regarding the level of disclosure, if any, that should be allowed. Nevertheless, you should be aware that Arts Tasmania ultimately may not have any choice but to release information under the direction of the Ombudsman in accordance with the Act.