The FOI Advocates Network is behind the 28 September activities. Its members include civil society and other organisations that are actively involved in promoting the importance of open government principles. Notice the gap in the membership map below? No Australian or New Zealand organisations have felt the need to sign up.
The Canadian Federal Information Commissisoner and provincial colleagues are providing support to the media and other organisations in promoting "Right to Know" week for the first time in Canada this year.
Those responsible for FOI laws in Australia are noticeable only because of their invisibility when it comes to leadership and advocacy for the right to know.
One of the awards to be conferred by the FOI Advocates Network is for the most secretive organisation. A government agency in Bulgaria has won it three years in a row. Will they have heard of our Federal Treasury and its epic (successful) battle to protect four year old documents on bracket creep and the first home owners grant scheme? It might at least qualify for an honourable mention!