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Regional Roadshow

Building trust through transparency

OVIC is hosting a series of virtual roadshows across regional Victoria to raise the public’s awareness of their right to access government-held information and engage with local Victorian government agencies, including local government and public health service providers.

Continuing with the theme of this year’s International Access to Information Day, our roadshows will focus on how local Victorian government agencies can build public trust through transparency in providing access to information.

We want to know of any topics that you would like to hear discussed at the roadshow in your area. We invite you to let us know of any local issues that you think should be covered during the forum by emailing

Western Region

Our first regional roadshow was held in the Western region, and included local government from Ballarat, Ararat, Hepburn, Pyrenees, Golden Plains, Moorabool, Geelong, Surf Coast, Colac Otway, Moyne, Warrnambool, Glenelg, Corangamite, Wimmera and Southern Grampians.

Guest speakers included:

  • Sven Bluemmel, Victorian Information Commissioner
  • Bernadine McNamara, General Counsel, Barwon Health
  • Melisa Robinson, Health Information Services Operations Manager, Barwon Health
  • Louise Barclay, Senior Manager Client Voice Scheme Performance, Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
  • Felicity Wright, Information & Privacy Manager, Client Voice Scheme Performance, TAC
  • Shantelle Ryan, Assistant Commissioner, Public Access, OVIC
  • Tyrrell Davidson, Principle Case Manager, Public Access, OVIC
  • Paul Pittorino, Manager, Complaints and Professional Standards, Public Access, OVIC

The webinar covered:

Loddon Mallee / Bendigo area

Wednesday 17 February 2021

Mallee / Mildura area


Gippsland area


Hume / Wangaratta area


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