The 2018 Solomon Lecture is now available online
Professor Ken Smith delivered the 2018 Solomon Lecture on ‘Trust, transparency and right to information: accountability in an age of democratic disquiet’ as part of this year’s Right to Information Day (RTI Day) activities.
The lecture focussed on the 2018 RTI Day theme: Trust and Transparency. Professor Smith explored how open, transparent government is threatened from a range of ideological extremes and reminded us of the obligation to ensure public institutions are clear about the need, at all times, to serve the public interest, rather than narrower sectional interests. Professor Smith argued that it is only with this ongoing focus that we can expect that public trust in our democratic institutions will be restored.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our RTI Day partners for supporting open, transparent and accountable government.