April 2009 (#97)

In this update:

  • Proposed FOI Reform Legislation
  • Media Responsibility
  • Australia’s Right to Know Freedom of Speech Conference Papers

Proposed FOI Reform Legislation

At the Australia�s Right To Know Freedom of Speech Conference – 24 March 2009, Senator Faulker announced the release of exposure drafts of the Federal Government�s proposed FOI reform legislation.

Media Responsibility

Mark Scott of the ABC has emphasised the need for media responsibility if they are to be given greater freedom of access.

Australia�s Right to Know Freedom of Speech Conference Papers

Other papers from the conference are available from the conference website.


  •  11-12 May 2009: Public Sector Fraud & Corruption Conference, Canberra.
  •  17-22 May 2009: TI Asia Pacific Regional Meeting, Canberra with a focus on regional programs. TI Chapter representatives will attend.
  •  27-28 May 2009: Anti-Corruption Law and Enforcement Conference 2009, ‘How to manage regulatory risk and compliance’, Brussels
  • 28-31 July 2009: APSACC 2009 – Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference: Taking Responsibility, Fighting Complacency, Brisbane