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Joint media statement: International Right to Know Day

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Information Access Commissioners from across Australia and New Zealand have released a joint statement ahead of International Right to Know Day, following a meeting in Sydney on 20-21 September 2018, focusing on open government and access to government-held information. Find out what we're doing for Right To Know Day.


International Right to Know Day (RTK), held on 28 September, recognises citizens’ right to access this information and reinforces the importance of transparency in building trust in government. As Information Commissioners we strive to promote and uphold the fundamental right of citizens to access government information. 

On #RTK2018, we encourage all government agencies across Australia and New Zealand to consider taking a proactive approach towards releasing information and documents.

We are also supporting information access officers in carrying out their very important role as part of the effective management of government-held information.

We invite you to join us in celebrating the right to know at one of the many #RTK2018 events to be held next week, including our Right To Know Day event held in conjunction with the Privacy Commissioner on Wednesday 26 September from 12 – 1pm in Wellington. We'll be livestreaming our Q&A session via Facebook for those who can't make it in person.

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