Co-create. Collaborate. Contribute. this Open Government Week, 27 – 31 May 2024

The IPC supports Open Government Week 2024 (OGW), which brings together government leaders, civil society advocates, and citizens in a unique partnership — one that promotes transparent, participatory, inclusive, and accountable governance. 

The week encourages the open government community to rise up, raise the ambition of open government initiatives, ensure lasting impact, and collectively meet the moment. During Open Government Week in 2024, reformers will come together in public debates, assemblies, hackathons, webinars, sharing stories and good practices to accelerate solutions to their most pressing problems and advance democracy by:

  • Protecting the right to information
  • Fighting corruption
  • Guarding civic space
  • Combating climate change
  • Improving digital governance
  • Opening up budgets
  • Including all voices
  • Expanding access to justice
  • Ensuring media freedom
  • Enhancing public participation

For agencies, greater transparency can be achieved by making more information about the agency accessible to the public, such as by including their agency’s use of Automated Decision-Making and Artificial Intelligence in their agency information guide (AIG). Section 20 of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) requires all agencies (other than a Minister) to have an AIG. AIGs are a significant portal to government information and allow the public to identify and access government information held by an agency.

For practical guidance on how to prepare an AIG, please refer to the Guideline for Agency Information Guides. For more information on the fundamentals of AIGs, please see  Information Access Guideline 6 - Agency Information Guides.

The Information and Privacy Commission NSW is committed to promoting open government through promotion of information access with citizens and agencies in the state. 

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