Right to Know Week
Right to Know Week is an important global campaign that aims to raise awareness of each individual’s right of access to government information and promote open, transparent government. This right is underpinned in NSW through the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (also known as the GIPA Act).
The GIPA Act establishes a proactive and open approach to gaining access to government information in New South Wales (NSW). The GIPA Act aims to maintain and advance a system of responsible and representative democratic Government that is open, accountable, fair and effective.
Under the GIPA Act, the community has a right to access NSW government information. Citizens can obtain information directly from public sector agencies including NSW government departments, councils, universities, state owned corporations and ministerial offices.