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Right to Know Day 2019

Right to Know Day 2019

International Right to Know Day is celebrated every year, on 28 September, to raise awareness of the importance of open and accountable government and the community’s right to access government held information.

This right to access government held information is essential for transparent and accountable government in a democratic society, by promoting and facilitating greater public participation and scrutiny, and supporting better decision-making.

Join us as we celebrate Right to Know Day 2019.

What’s on?

Solomon Lecture 2019

The Queensland Office of the Information Commissioner held the annual Solomon Lecture on 28 August 2019. Fiona McLeod SC delivered the lecture, titled Accountability in the Age of the Artificial. The lecture focused on transparency, openness and accountability in the context of increasing adoption of technologies such as artificial intelligence in government functions and decision-making. The lecture was followed by a panel discussion. For more information see here.

Public forum

Community expectations and FOI – are they at odds?

Hear from guest speakers about whether community expectations of FOI and how the FOI Act is administered are at odds, and if so, how they may be reconciled.

Date: Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:30pm (followed by refreshments)
Where: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

We are delighted to welcome Professor Moira Paterson, Monash University, as the panel moderator, and the following guest speakers to participate in the panel discussion:

  • Clay Lucas, The Age
  • Melanie Olynyk, Maddocks
  • Robin Davey, Victoria Police
  • Joanne Kummrow, Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner

To attend in person, register here.
If you can’t attend in person, don’t miss out – the event will be livestreamed on Twitter @OVIC_AU.

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