Right to Information (RTI) day
Right to Information (RTI) Day on 28 September 2017 aims to increase awareness of the importance of open and accountable government, and your right to access government-held information. It also coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Fitzgerald Inquiry which brought about a fundamental shift in Queensland’s political landscape and governance, including freedom of information legislation.
This year’s RTI Day theme is: Open and accountable government and the media’s role.
RTI Day 2017 celebrations include the Solomon Lecture, delivered by Mr Kerry O’Brien—one of Australia’s most respected journalists.Kerry O’Brien will use the Solomon Lecture to tackle the question of the media’s responsibilities in keeping the community informed about government decisions. He’ll also discuss how transparent governments can build community trust and the lessons learnt around open government, transparency and accountability over the last 3 decades.
The event’s Master of Ceremonies is well known journalist and media personality, Ms Madonna King. Ms King will lead a panel discussion on the topic, involving Channel 7’s Freedom of Information Editor, Alison Sandy, Queensland University of Technology Vice Chancellor, Peter Coaldrake AO, and Dr David Solomon AM.
Not able to attend in Brisbane? Watch the livestream from 9am.