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Right to Know Week, 24 – 30 September 2018

Publication date: Tuesday, 25 September 2018

This week, the Department of Justice joins the Information and Privacy Commission of NSW as an official champion during 'Right to Know Week'.

Right to Know Week is a week-long event to raise awareness about access to government information in NSW and the benefits of open, transparent government.

All NSW citizens have a legally enforceable right to access most information held by NSW government and agencies. The right to access government-held information is protected by the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

In the interests of delivering a more open and transparent government, the legislation also encourages the routine and proactive release of government information. The theme for this year's Right to Know Week, 'Transparency and Trust'reflects this purpose as it highlights that a transparent government builds community trust, strengthens community participation and keeps us accountable.

For more information about your right to access government information and government's responsibilities to release information, please visit the Information and Privacy Commission website.

If you would like more information about the GIPA Act and to find out how you can access information held by the Department of Justice, please visit the 'Access to information' page on the department's website.