Right to Know Day - 28 September

Published 1st January, 2016

International Right to Know Day was initiated at a meeting of freedom of information organisations in Sofia, Bulgaria on September 28, 2002. Since then freedom of information organisations from around the world annually mark the date with activities that raise public awareness of the right to information.

The right of access to information is an important human right, essential for transparent and accountable government and enabling public involvement in formulating policies and the decision-making processes of governance.

Feel free to use the posters hungry for government information specifically designed for community awareness or open government, designed to encourage public sector workers to know their responsibilities under the NT Information Act.

The Office of the Information Commissioner, Queensland is holding the annual Solomon Lecture for Right to Know Day on 28 September 2017. Mr Kerry O’Brien, one of Australia’s most distinguished and respected journalists, will deliver this year’s lecture followed by a panel discussion featuring Channel 7’s Freedom of Information Editor, Alison Sandy, Queensland University of Technology Vice Chancellor Peter Coaldrake AO and Dr David Solomon AM. The lecture and discussion are available via live stream here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-edge-external-events from 8:30 to 10:00 am on 28 September 2017.

Please click on the link below to see the latest media release on the Solomon Lecture.