International Access to Information Day
International Access to Information Day (IAI Day) is recognised each year in Australia and around the world on 28 September.
IAI Day is designed to raise awareness of every individual's right of access to government-held information, and the public sector’s responsibility to release information unless it would not be in the public interest to do so.
The theme for 2021 is ‘Open by design: government transparency everyone can see’ promotes the value of proactively releasing information in times of crisis and recovery.
We’ve seen the benefits that timely access to accurate and relevant information brings, particularly during a crisis. It helps us to stay informed, provides us with ways to stay safe, and empowers us to make decisions about matters affecting us.
Proactively releasing information also helps to build greater trust between government and the community and in turn aids faster recovery.