International Access to Information Day

In October 2019, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 28 September as International Day for Universal Access to Information.

The Australia and New Zealand Information Access Commissioners and Ombudsmen join together to promote and uphold information access rights. 

In Western Australia those rights start with the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (WA) (the FOI Act).

 

Celebrating International Access to Information Day in Western Australia for 2020

In 2020, the Office of the Information Commissioner will hold a number of online events via Zoom to promote and discuss information access and rights under the FOI Act. Details of those events are listed below:

Tuesday 29 September 2020 – 10:00am to 11:30am

Accessing government documents in WA

A live online FOI briefing for advocates seeking to understand how best to use the FOI Act to access government information for their clients.

Click <here> to register your interest in attending.

Webinar flyer

 

Wednesday 30 September 2020 – 9:30am to 10:30am

Information Access and Local Government in WA

A live online webinar featuring a discussion between Catherine Fletcher, the WA Information Commissioner and Local Government leaders about the importance, role and challenges of information access in Local Government.

Click <here> to register your interest in attending.

Webinar flyer

 

Thursday 1 October 2020 – 9:30am to 10:30am

Comparing the ‘push’ and ‘pull’ approaches of FOI and RTI legislation

A live online webinar featuring a discussion between Catherine Fletcher, the WA Information Commissioner, Rachael Rangihaeata, the Queensland Information Commissioner and Louisa Lynch, the Queensland Right to Information Commissioner.

Click <here> to register your interest in attending.

Webinar flyer

 

Other resources about International Access to Information Day 2020

This page will be updated as events and resources become available.

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