About the MAIB Right to information

Right to information

Access to information

Access to Information

There are two ways to access information held by MAIB.

1. Personal Information Protection Act 2004 (PIP Act) (For personal information only)

The PIP Act provides that you can access your personal information that is held by the MAIB, by putting your request in writing and sending it to:

The Executive Officer
Motor Accidents Insurance Board
PO Box 590
Launceston TAS 7250
Email: info@maib.tas.gov.au

If you are advised by the MAIB of a decision to refuse your request or you do not receive a response to your written request within 20 working days you may send in a further written request which will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009.

2. Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) (For personal and non-personal information)

The Right to Information Act 2009 commenced on 1 July 2010 and provides for greater access to information held by government bodies by:

  • Authorising and encouraging greater routine disclosure of information held by public authorities without the need for requests or applications;
  • Authorising and encouraging greater active disclosure of information held by public authorities in response to informal requests without the need for applications;
  • Giving members of the public an enforceable right to information held by public authorities; and
  • Providing that access to information held by government bodies is restricted in only limited circumstances which are defined in the Act.

The Motor Accidents Insurance Board (MAIB) is a public authority.