Freedom of Information Statement
This information statement has been prepared by Gold Corporation pursuant to Part 5 of the Freedom of Information Act 1992 and guidelines issued by the Office of the Information Commissioner on 13 May 1994.
Gold Corporation was established by the Gold Corporation Act 1987 on 30 June 1988 and is wholly owned by the Government of Western Australia. The Minister responsible for Gold Corporation is The Honourable Colin Barnett MEc MLA, Premier; Minister for State Development. Details of the Corporation’s mission statement, functions, structure and management are available in the About Us section of this website..
The Gold Corporation has no policy role in government, makes no laws or regulations except in relation to the conduct of its own affairs, and administers no schemes that confer benefits upon or place imposts on the public.
Section 6 of the Act empowers the Corporation’s Board of Directors “... to determine the policy of Gold Corporation, the Mint and GoldCorp in relation to any matter and to control the affairs of Gold Corporation and each of its subsidiaries...”
The Corporation’s Board is committed to sound corporate governance principles, high standards of legislative compliance and ethical business practice.
The Corporation keeps records relating to its administration and business activities.
A number of these documents can be inspected only under the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (FOI).
Documents that are available for purchase are: 90 Golden Years (published in 1989); The Perth Mint Numismatic Issues 1986 – 1996 (published in 1996); Striking Gold: 100 Years of The Perth Mint (published in 1999); and A Century of Minting Excellence – The History of Australian Coin Production at The Perth Mint (published in 1999).
Documents that can be obtained free of charge include Perth Mint brochures and catalogues, media statements, annual reports and The Australian Numismatic Post newsletter. Back issues of The Australian Nugget Journal, which ceased publication in February 2001, are also available. These can be obtained on request by mail to GPO Box M924, Perth, Western Australia, 6843, or The Perth Mint website, www.perthmint.com.au
A document is exempt if its disclosure would reveal information about:
- gold or other precious metal received by Gold Corporation from a person, or held by Gold Corporation on behalf of a person, on current account, certificate of deposit or fixed deposit; or
- a transaction relating to gold or other precious metal received or held by Gold Corporation.
FOI Procedures and Access
It is the aim of the Corporation to make information available promptly and at the least possible cost, and whenever possible, documents will be provided outside the FOI process.
If information is not routinely available, the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (WA) provides the rights enabling the public to apply for documents held by the Corporation.
Access applications have to (i) be in writing; (ii) provide sufficient information to enable identification of the requested documents; (iii) provide an Australian address to which notices can be sent; and (iv) be lodged at the Corporation, together with any application fee payable.
Applications will be acknowledged in writing and the applicant will be notified of the decision within 45 days.
Applicants who are dissatisfied with a decision of the Corporation may request an internal review. Application should be made in writing within 30 days of receiving the notice of decision. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the review within 15 days.
FOI inquiries or applications should be made to the FOI Coordinator, Ms Bee Ng, Executive Assistant, Gold Corporation, 310 Hay Street, East Perth, Western Australia 6004, telephone (08) 9421 7222, facsimile (08) 9221 7031, email: email@example.com.
Inquiries or applications may also be directed to the Manager, Human Resources, Ms Susan Coutts-Wood, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.