International Access to Information Day
On 28 September we celebrate International Access to Information Day (IAI Day). This year’s theme ‘Open by design: government transparency everyone can see’ promotes the value of proactively releasing information in times of crisis and recovery.
As individuals, we’ve all seen the benefits that timely access to accurate and relevant information brings, particularly during a crisis. It helps us to stay informed of the situation, provides us with ways to stay safe or help out and empowers us to make decisions about matters affecting us.
Proactively releasing information also helps to build greater trust between government and the community and in turn aids faster recovery.
We know that Queensland’s economic recovery will benefit from timely access to accurate information so individuals and governments can make informed decisions. Continued government openness, transparency and accountability will be fundamental to this process.
IAID raises awareness of every individual's right of access to government-held information; and the public sector’s responsibility to release information if it is in the public interest to do so. It is a day on which individuals and governments from around the world can support this fundamental human right and promote open, democratic societies where citizens are empowered and participate in government.
Get involved - become an International Access to Information day supporter!
OIC is encouraging government agencies and private sector organisations to become a supporter in this year’s IAI Day activities.
Being a supporter is free, easy and is a fantastic opportunity to highlight your organisation’s commitment to information rights and support for a more open, transparent and accountable government culture. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to pledge your support.
IAI Day resources
Quick reference guide
Other website resources for government
Compliance and audit reports
- Minimum reporting requirements: Personal interests, gifts and benefits, overseas travel
- Audit report – Disclosure logs - Queensland Government departments
- Admin access checklist
- Administrative release of information
- How to review and measure your agency's progress in implementing RTI
- What citizens’ legal rights to information and privacy mean for CEOs (PDF, 112.15 KB)
- What does the RTI Act mean to me as a public sector employee?
IAI Day celebrations across Australia and the world
Check out other events listed on the below sites: