To help authorities, the Commissioner produces a Model Publication Scheme (MPS) for authorities to adopt. Authorities that adopt the MPS commit to publishing information in line with the MPS principles.
Adopting the MPS enables authorities to meet the requirements of both the FOI Act and the EIRs. You can find out more about these in our FOI Law section.
To adopt the MPS you will first need to prepare a Guide to Information. This is a customer-focussed document or online resource which tells the public about the information your authority publishes under the MPS, and how to access it.
Authorities must notify the Commissioner when they have adopted the MPS.