Community attitudes on information access measured
On September 30, Information Access Commissioners and Commonwealth Ombudsman released the findings of their second cross jurisdictional study of community attitudes on access to government information.
Commissioners from NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and the Ombudsman from the ACT, sponsored the research for a second time, having conducted their inaugural study in 2019.
The 2021 Information Access Study measures citizens’ awareness of the right to access government information, and their experiences and outcomes in exercising that right. The research provides a broad insight into citizens’ views and experiences of the right to access information.
The survey results tell us: