International Access to Information Day
International Access to Information Day (formerly RTI Day) is recognised each year in Australia and around the world on 28 September.
In 2020 the theme for International Access to Information Day (IAI Day) is ‘Building trust through transparency’.
Access to government information can play a key role during times of crisis—like the current pandemic or natural disasters—and supports our response to and recovery from emergency situations.
When Queenslanders have timely access to accurate information, it keeps them informed and empowered.
We’ve seen this in action over the past few months. Proactive disclosure of information has been critical in influencing community behaviour and achieving health, economic, and social responses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
IAI Day is designed to raise awareness of every individual’s right of access to government-held information, and the government’s responsibility to release information if it is in the public interest to do so.