Media release: Queensland’s Attitudes and Awareness Regarding Right to Information—2 August 2011

The following two reports by Queensland’s Office of the Information Commissioner were tabled in Parliament today:

  • Public Sector Attitudes to Right to Information
    Results of the Queensland public sector employee culture survey
  • Public Awareness of Right to Information Reforms
    Results of the general public awareness survey in Queensland

These reports present survey results on public sector attitudes and public awareness of the right to information reforms.

The public sector attitudes report highlights strong support for openness measures amongst public sector employees and identifies opportunities to build on these strengths:

  • 4 in 5 Public Servants agreed that the Right to Information and Privacy reforms have had a positive impact on their agency

The public awareness report identified that Queenslanders have a broad level of awareness of their information rights:

  • 2 out of 3 Queenslander’s believe they can see any information Government holds on request

Information Commissioner Julie Kinross said, “There is still work to be done but this encouraging result indicates reform progress is moving in the right direction. This momentum needs to be maintained.”

The original report (PDF, 367.43 KB) and an audio grab (MP3, 1064.3 KB) of the Information Commissioner’s comments are available.

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