Our Submission. Resourcing of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner – Australian OGP Commitment 3.1

Our Submission. Resourcing of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner – Australian OGP Commitment 3.1

Accountability Round Table has long held concerns about the protection of Freedom of Information given the abolition of the oversight body, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), followed by its restoration in a weakened and underfunded form....
Open Government Partnership – National Action Plan. ART Submission 4. Freedom of Information.

Open Government Partnership – National Action Plan. ART Submission 4. Freedom of Information.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION Open Government Australia in its Draft National Action Plan includes Commitment 3.1 – Information management and access laws for the 21st century. At present the draft commitment reads; “We will ensure our information access laws are...
Open Government Partnership – National Action Plan. ART Submission 1. Recognising the role of the OAIC

Open Government Partnership – National Action Plan. ART Submission 1. Recognising the role of the OAIC

OGP – NATIONAL ACTION PLAN – RECOGNISING THE ROLE OF THE OAIC This first submission from Accountability Round Table suggesting changes to the Open Government Partnership Draft National Action Plan addresses the role, overlooked in the National Action Plan,...
Freedom of Information? Not so free now – Part 2. ART and the Audit of the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982

Freedom of Information? Not so free now – Part 2. ART and the Audit of the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982

The Accountability Round Table continues to be concerned about the reduced state of the Federal Freedom of Information Act and its implementation. The role of the freedom of information Commissioner remains vacant and has been vacant for some 22 months. The submission...
Freedom of Information?  Not so free now – Part 1. ART and the Audit of the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982

Freedom of Information? Not so free now – Part 1. ART and the Audit of the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982

The Accountability Round Table has long been concerned about the reduced state of the Federal Freedom of Information Act and its implementation. The submission below, and its covering letter addresses part of our concern in drawing attention to the administration of...
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