Right to Information Day is celebrated annually across Australia and around the world on 28 September.

Queensland marks this occasion by acknowledging the contribution of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) (RTI Act) to facilitating greater and easier access to government-held information.

This year’s theme ‘Open government in action’ will showcase what can be achieved through greater openness, transparency and accountability in government. The possibilities will be explored through four key streams:

  • Open Information expresses the overarching intent of open government; the community’s right to government information and how that translates into greater transparency, accountability and better decision making by government.
  • Open Data demonstrates the power and potential of proactively releasing datasets held by government.
  • Open Services outlines the opportunities available to the public sector to deliver services to the community in a more effective and efficient way, such as administrative access and online services.
  • Open Research discusses the advantages of making research publicly available and builds on the ‘Open Access’ movement.

How to access Queensland government-held information

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