Information Commissioner interviewed for the Law Society of NSW Journal
Elizabeth Tydd, the NSW Information Commissioner, was recently interviewed for the Law Society of NSW Journal’s April 2016 issue.
The article examines the findings of the most recent Report on the operation of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA) and looks at how the legislation, which explicitly sets out the presumption in favour of public disclosure of information, intersects with the justice system.
Ms Tydd also discusses more broadly the operation of the GIPA Act in NSW, looking at the headway that has been made in information access since the introduction of the GIPA Act in 2010, and areas for future focus.
“One of the reasons I find this work as stimulating as I do is because the regulatory model is not an express, coercive model,” she says. “It’s one that demands cultural change. To achieve that cultural shift, you do it through partnerships, through education, through collaborative engagement.” said Ms Tydd.