The IPC supports Information Awareness Month & Open Government Week this May 2020


This month, the IPC celebrates Information Awareness Month and Open Government Week.

Information Awareness Month (IAM) brings together various bodies within the records, archives, library, knowledge, information and data management communities with an aim to increase public awareness of information and its place in all aspects of our day-to-day lives. The 2020 theme for IAM is ‘Eyes on Information’.

Open Government Week focuses on citizen participation in government and this year will explore initiatives that tackle corruption, protect civic space, and ensure the inclusion of underrepresented voices.

Achieving Open Government requires legislation to enshrine a citizen's right to access information and authorise decision-makers to release information. Citizens expect government decision-making to be open, transparent and accountable and the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) represents NSW Parliament’s commitment to realising that expectation.

Hear what Open Government means to the NSW Information Commissioner Elizabeth Tydd in the video below.

You can also learn more about Information Awareness Month here: