Right to Know Day - 28 September 2018

Published 14th September, 2018

September 28, 2018 is International Right to Know Day.

Right to Know Day had its start in 2002, at a meeting of international access advocates in Sofia, Bulgaria, where it was proposed that the date be dedicated to the promotion of access to information worldwide.

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.

The goal of Right to Know Day is to raise global awareness of each individual’s right of access to government information and open transparent governance.

This year, Right to Know Week in Australia will be celebrated from 24th September to 30th September.

Information Access Commissioners from across Australia and New Zealand, (including the Information Commissioner for the Northern Territory) have released a Joint Statement ahead of International Right to Know Day explaining the role and significance of the event. Download the media statement to find out more.

Promote Right to Know Day in your workplace using our downloadable poster and encourage the sharing of Government held information.

For further information and additional resources please visit the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website: https://www.oaic.gov.au/rtk/