One also has to wonder if councillors were aware of Clarence Valley Council's refusal to follow the Information Commissioner's recommendation to allow a staff member access to information in a report on his conduct (which found no corrupt conduct), when in February 2014 at Item 14.005/14 they unanimously agreed to change the wording of the existing April 2013 Privacy Management Plan so that it appears to significantly depart from the Model Plan supplied by the NSW Division of Local Government.
Excerpt from MODEL PRIVACY MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT:
3.6 Information Protection Principle 6 - Information held by agencies
Section 13 Information about personal information held by agencies
A public sector agency that holds personal information must take such steps as are, in the circumstances, reasonable to enable any person to ascertain:
(a) whether the agency holds personal information, and
(b) whether the agency holds personal information relating to that person, and
(c) if the agency holds personal information relating to that person:
(i) the nature of that information, and
(ii) the main purposes for which the information is used, and
(iii) that person's entitlement to gain access to the information.