Media release: 2016 Solomon Lecturer Announced

Queensland’s Office of the Information Commissioner is pleased to announce that Professor Anne Tiernan, Director, Policy Innovation Hub, Griffith University will deliver the 2016 Solomon Lecture.

Professor Tiernan will speak about the policy environment created by the Right to Information Act 2009 (Queensland): the opportunities for open innovation practices and the potential to drive social change through collaborative, community-led and data-informed public policies.

The Solomon Lecture 2016 will consider the role of locally-responsive approaches such as the Logan Together Initiative and, more broadly, identify the impediments that need to be dealt with in order to secure future prosperity and improve trust in public processes and institutions in Queensland.

The annual Solomon Lecture honours Dr David Solomon AM, Chairman of the 2007-08 Independent Freedom of Information Review Panel which led to Queensland’s right to information and information privacy reforms. The lecture is part of activities marking Right to Information Day on 28 September 2016.

Information Commissioner Rachael Rangihaeata said, “Professor Tiernan has spent the past fifteen years at the forefront of research, postgraduate and professional education in public policy, public administration and public sector governance.”

“This vast experience will offer a unique insight into the inner workings of the public service to highlight opportunities for improvement.”

“Since 2009, the Solomon Lecture has delivered a wide range of thought provoking presentations to challenge thinking around greater access to government information. I look forward to Professor Tiernan’s lecture continuing in this manner,” Ms Rangihaeata said.

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