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Right to Information

Information held by MAIB

The MAIB collects information primarily to determine entitlement under the Motor Accidents (Liabilities and Compensation) Act 1973 and accompanying regulations to common law damages and/or no fault benefits and where applicable providing benefits under the Act and regulations.

The collection of personal information and health information is limited to information that is necessary and relevant to the determination of your entitlement to benefits or common law damages, and to the provision of benefits.

Information, which is not of a personal nature, such as annual reports and policies, are also generated by MAIB as a result of running its business. In accordance with the Tasmanian Government's principles of transparency and accountability throughout government, MAIB willingly provides access to information, wherever it is in the public interest to do so.

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 
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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.

Right to Information Applications

> Right to Information Procedures

> Right to Information Application Form

Reporting and Disclosures

> Information Disclosure Policy

> Right to Information - Release of Information Reporting Requirements

> Right to Information - Disclosures

More information:

> Right to Information Act 2009

> Right to Information Regulations 2010

> Office of the Ombudsman

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Street Address
Level 1, 33 George Street Launceston TAS 7250

Postal Address
PO Box 590, Launceston TAS 7250

Telephone: (03) 6336 4800

Fax: (03) 6336 4848

Toll Free: 1800 006 224