OUR POSITION - Open Government & Right to Information

January 2016

Public access to official information, and open and transparent government more generally, are vital for preventing corruption from taking hold – and for uncovering it when it does.

Corruption thrives where the community and the media do not have access to official information about how government is functioning.


We want to ensure Australia maintains important reforms aimed at ensuring effective citizen access to official information, including:

  • fully embracing the international Open Government Partnership (OGP), and
  • recommitting to an effective federal right to information (RTI) regime including supporting the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.