Right to Know essential to democracy in a digital world
September 26, 2019
Information Access Commissioners and Ombudsmen from across Australia and New Zealand are urging government agencies to do more to make information available for the benefit of citizens.
They’re making the call in the build up to International Right to Know Day on 28 September 2019.
International Right to Know Day recognises citizens’ right to access information and reinforces the importance of transparency in building trust in government.
On #RTK2019, government agencies across Australia and New Zealand are encouraged to take a proactive approach towards releasing information. They need to make the most of opportunities offered by the digital age to increase the flow of information to the community, while protecting sensitive information as required.