IAS Panel Discussion: Enhancing access to information through smart defaults
OVIC will be holding an Information Access Series (IAS) panel discussion as part of International Access to Information Day (IAID) on Wednesday 28 September.
The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) aims to extend as far as possible the right of the community to access information held by government agencies. Access to information promotes transparency and accountability and helps build public trust in government. While the FOI Act provides a formal mechanism for accessing government-held information, it also facilitates the proactive and informal release of information. Not all FOI requests need to be processed under the Act.
Panel members will discuss their approaches to designing and implementing smart defaults within their organisations to enhance access to information and develop good practice among staff.
- Joanne Kummrow, Public Access Deputy Commissioner, OVIC
- Felicity Wright, Information and Privacy Manager, Transport Accident Commission
- Andrew Mariadason, Legal Counsel and Manager, Medico-Legal Services, Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Date: 28 September 2022
Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Where: Online - Microsoft Teams
Audience: This event is open to everyone