22 September 2015 Right to Know Week

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22 September 2015 Right to Know Week

Coffs Harbour City Council is pleased to be a Champion of the Information and Privacy Commission’s Right to Know Week 2015 campaign. 

 

Right to Know Week (from September 28 – October 4) marks international Right to Know Day - celebrated annually on September 28.

 

The themes for this year’s campaign are:

·         ‘Switch on open government’– promoting a representative government that is transparent, accessible and responsive to its citizens.

·         ‘You have a right to know’ – citizens have a legal enforceable right to access most information held by NSW government and agencies under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (the GIPA Act).

Council facilitates open access to information and promotes the community’s awareness of their rights to promote confidence in Council’s decision-making where open and transparent governance is at the forefront.

 

Council is committed to promoting open access to information by releasing as much information as possible on Council’s website and releasing other information informally and more formally through Council’s Governance Services. 

 

You can find out more about Right to Know Week and the GIPA Act by visiting www.ipc.nsw.gov.au