Right to Information Day

Right to Information Day (RTID) 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 click online saves time’ focuses on proactive release and administrative access of information, including the promotion of government online services. The Right to Information Act 2009 encourages a culture of openness, transparency and accountability within a responsive public sector which, in turn, builds greater trust in the services agencies provide to the community.

RTID is designed to raise 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 citizens and governments from around the world can support this fundamental human right and promote open, democratic societies in which there is full citizen empowerment and participation in government.

Get involved - become a Right to Information Day partner!

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

Being a partner 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 events@oic.qld.gov.au for more information, or to join the 2019 Partner Program.

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