News: Report on the operation of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009: 2014 - 2015
NSW Information Commissioner and CEO of the Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) Elizabeth Tydd today released the 2014/15 Report on the operation of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).
“This Report provides an analysis of five years of operation of the GIPA Act across our five regulated sectors. I am pleased to confirm that this Report recognises that most agencies are improving their processes for dealing with applications to access information. However, after five years of operation there is still a need to improve how much information is being released to the community and how agencies engage with the communities they serve,” said Ms Tydd.
“Transactional practices across the sectors* are generally improving, indicating that requests for access to government information are being met in a more timely and responsive manner.”
“The forward focus includes working with public sector agencies to achieve the objectives of the GIPA Act; promoting a rigorous, comprehensive and citizen-centric approach to information management through sound leadership; and, along with our state and territory counterparts, contributing to the national agenda to switch on Open Government across Australia,” said Ms Tydd.
- Media release – Information Commissioner recognised improvements and identifies key challenges in achieving Open Government
- Download a copy of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009: 2013 – 2014 report
* Sectors that are regulated by the GIPA Act include government (government departments and state-owned corporations), councils, universities and Ministers’ offices.