Publication date: Monday, 25 September 2017
Today marks the start of 'Right to Know Week', an event which aims to raise awareness about access to government information in NSW.
The Department of Justice joins the Information and Privacy Commission of NSW as an official champion during Right to Know Week. This week-long event is an opportunity to raise awareness of your right to access government information and the need for open, transparent governance.
Your right to access government-held information is protected by the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. All NSW citizens have a legal enforceable right to access most information held by NSW Government and agencies.
This year's theme is 'Right to information: open and accountable government and the media's role', designed to highlight that a transparent government builds community trust, strengthens community participation and keeps us accountable.
In other words, you have the right to access government information and we have a responsibility to release it.
Right to Know Week peaks on Thursday, 28 September 2017, when the right to access government information will be recognised and celebrated all around the world.
For more information, please visit the Information and Privacy Commission website.
Above: Right to Know Week 2017 is from Monday, 25 September until Sunday, 1 October.
Find out more on the Information and Privacy Commission website.