Solomon Lecture by Kerry O’Brien now available

October 17, 2017 - 2:01pm

Mr Kerry O’Brien, one of Australia’s most respected journalists, delivered the 2017 Solomon Lecture on ‘Why Fitzgerald is still relevant’, as part of Right to Information Day on 28 September.

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 revisits 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 leads a panel discussion on the topic.

Watch the 2017 Solomon Lecture here