Information Awareness Month 2016 Highlights

During Information Awareness Month 2016 (IAM) the Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) has continued to champion open government and highlight the importance of increasing the transparency and accountability of government and encourage greater public engagement in NSW.

May 2016 was dedicated to raising Information Awareness – the month included a number of highlights and it is pleasing that the NSW IPC was a major contributor.


  • The NSW Information Commissioner and NSW Open Data Advocate, Ms Elizabeth Tydd launched Information Awareness Month at the presentation of the National Archives Awards for Digital Excellence 2016.
  • Q & A sessions published on State Records' Futureproof blog.
  • Consultations on draft fact sheets Offences under the GIPA Act and Restraint orders under the GIPA Act.
  • Launch of community engagement hub Your Say IPC (page no longer available) enabling NSW citizens to have their say on the best ways to particpate with NSW government agencies.
  • The NSW Information Commissioner led the contribution of state and territory information commissioners to develop an Australian Government National Action Plan for open government.
  • The NSW Information Commissioner attended the launch of the second Deloitte Australian Privacy Index 2015 Transparency is Opportunity.
  • The IPC met with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) to discuss issues raised and information submissions to the Productivity Commission Issue Paper - Data Availability and Use released in April 2016.

Click here to read the highlights in full (PDF).

Click here to view the IAM 2016 news item.

Click here to view the IAM 2016 event listing.