A STRATEGIC CONSULTANCY TO ESTABLISH THE NEW COMMONWEALTH OFFICE OF THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONER INCLUDING STRATEGY, STRUCTURE AND BUSINESS PROCESSES (WITH OAKTON CONSULTING)
The aim of this consultancy was to provide the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet with a business model for the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) that could be used by the Information Commissioner (IC) as “comprehensive source material” to assist decision-making in the initial establishment phase of the OIC. The business model addressed four questions:

1. What will the OIC do?

2. What will the OIC look like?

3. How will the OIC undertake its functions?

4. How will the OIC compare with other organisations undertaking comparable functions?

The final report which was accepted by PM&C in 2010 responded to the questions posed above; outlined in some detail the legislative provisions relevant to what the OIC would do, what it would look like and how it would perform its functions; discussed general, workload and staffing issues and provided information on how the OIC would compare with other organisations undertaking similar