Right to Information Day

RTI Day 2016 OIC web banner

Right to Information Day is celebrated annually across Australia and around the world on 28 September.

Queensland marks this occasion by acknowledging the contribution of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) (RTI Act) to facilitating greater and easier access to government-held information.

This year's theme 'Open government in action' will showcase what can be achieved through greater openness, transparency and accountability in government. The possibilities will be explored through four key streams:

  • Open Information – expresses the overarching intent of open government and the right to information and how that translates into better outcomes and decisions for government and the community.
  • Open Data – demonstrates the power and potential of proactively releasing datasets held by government.
  • Open Services – outlines the opportunities available to public sector to deliver services to the community in a more effective and efficient way such as administrative access.
  • Open Research – discusses the advantages of making research publicly available and builds on the ‘Open Access’ movement already well established across academia.

The Solomon Lecture

To mark Right to Information Day, we are also presenting the annual Solomon Lecture, which is named after Dr David Solomon, who reviewed Queensland’s FOI laws in 2008.

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RTI Day resources

We will be launching a range of new resources leading up to Right to Information Day 2016.

Youtube Animation - How to access Queensland government-held information

Other RTI resources

Get involved - become a Right to Information Day partner!

OIC is encouraging agencies and private sector organisations to become a partner in this year’s Right to Information Day activities.

This is a great opportunity to highlight an organisation’s commitment to information rights and support for a more open, transparent and accountable government. Becoming a partner is easy and it’s free.