Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Queensland in the lead with RTI day plans
The Office of the Queensland Information Commissioner has announced the program for the 2010 Right to Information Day in Brisbane, including the second annual Solomon Lecture on 27 September, and a Forum the next day featuring a range of speakers including Beth Noveck (Leader of President Obama's open government reforms), Dr Nicholas Gruen (Chair of Government 2.0 Taskforce) and others in what will be a good program and important event. Let's hope commissioners and other interested parties around the country pick up on opportunities to promote awareness of information rights in this way. We need more public space and fora to encourage discussion and debate about what works and isn't working in the pursuit of open and accountable government.