Right to Know Week 2017

Right to Know Week 2017

Right to Know Day (28 September 2017) is an international annual event that aims to increase awareness of individuals’ right of access to government information and open, transparent governance.

In 2017 NSW marks the occasion as Right to Know Week – from 25 September to 1 October – to raise awareness about access to government information in NSW.

This year’s theme is Right to Information: Open and accountable government and the media’s role’.  The key messages are:

  • Open government builds community trust
  • Government transparency strengthens community participation and our democracy
  • Community access to government-held information keeps us accountable and transparent. 

This means that:

  • You have a right to access government information
  • You have a responsibility to release government information
  • Communities have the right to know. Governments have a responsibility to share.

Richmond Valley Council is pleased to promote its commitment to open access to information. 

To find out more about Right to Know Week 2017 and further information and resources to assist you in finding the right information about accessing information, visit the Information and Privacy Commission NSW website http://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/