As part of the RTI Day celebrations, we will be hosting the Solomon Lecture at The Edge, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane.
Queensland’s Office of the Information Commissioner will host Mr Kerry O’Brien, one of Australia’s most respected journalists, who will deliver the Solomon Lecture. 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Fitzgerald Inquiry. The subsequent report brought about a fundamental shift in Queensland’s political landscape and governance, including freedom of information legislation.
Mr O’Brien’s lecture will provide an opportunity to revisit some of the lessons learnt over the past three decades around open government, transparency and accountability. Key themes include the right to access government held information, the media’s role in keeping the community informed about government decisions, and the impact on trust.
The event’s Master of Ceremonies is well known journalist and media personality, Ms Madonna King. Ms King will also lead a panel discussion on the topic involving Dr David Solomon AM, Professor Peter Coaldrake AO and Ms Alison Sandy.
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