Freedom of Information: A Government Perspective
Australian Law Librarian, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 256-64, 2011
11 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2012 Last revised: 24 Aug 2018
Date Written: September 29, 2011
Significant reforms were made to the Australian Freedom of Information Act 1982 from 1 November 2010. The guiding principle behind these reforms is that information held by the Government is to be managed for public purposes and is a national resource. This paper describes those changes to Australian FOI laws and charts their progress during the first year of reform.
Keywords: freedom of information, FOI, open government, public sector information, Australia
JEL Classification: K23
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