Right to Information Day
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 ’A right to information. Play your part’, promotes the importance of information access rights and responsibilities. It highlights that through making information more accessible, government services can be delivered more effectively.
In 2015 we’re working closely with Queensland government agencies and private sector organisations to encourage them to highlight their commitment to right to information and open government.
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. This year’s lecture features Australian National University’s Emeritus Professor, Richard Mulgan. Professor Mulgan will explore the beneficial effects of greater transparency in public and private sectors. The Solomon Lecture will be launched on 24th September 2015 in Brisbane.
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RTI Day resources
We will be launching a range of new resources leading up to Right to Information Day 2015.
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|Community poster (PDF, 1108.87 KB)|
|Public sector poster (PDF, 1065.22 KB)|
|Checklist (PDF, 112.77 KB)|
|Infographic (PDF, 95.38 KB)|
|Youtube Animation - How to access Queensland government-held information|
Other RTI resources
- What citizens’ legal rights to information and privacy mean for CEOs (PDF, 112.15 KB)
- Brochure - Accessing information held by government (PDF, 227.13 KB)
- Administrative release of information (PDF, 77.73 KB)
- Admin access checklist
- Applications for medical records of the deceased
- How to review and measure your agency's progress in implementing RTI
- Information obligations of Public Service Employees
- What does the RTI Act mean to me as a public sector employee?
- Starter guideline and checklists for new organisations
- Information sheets for the community
- Guidelines for government
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.