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  • 1. Rachael Spalding Assistant Commissioner Policy Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
  • 2. Freedom of Information – supporting the Gov2.0 agendaOverview∗Major themes underpinning FOI and open governmentreforms∗Role of OAIC∗Value of public sector information∗Balancing openness and privacy protection
  • 3. Role of OAIC∗ Commenced on 1 November 2010∗ Independent body established under the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010∗ Brings together strategic functions relating to information management in the Australian Government, privacy functions and FOI functions www.oaic.gov.au
  • 4. IPS and disclosure log∗ Both schemes began on 1 May 2011 ∗ Proactive publication will∗ Require government agencies to improve access to publish a broad range of government resources that documents on their websites are of interest to the community
  • 5. Open PSI PrinciplesPrinciple 1: Open access to information - a default positionPrinciple 2: Engaging the communityPrinciple 3: Effective information governancePrinciple 4: Robust information asset managementPrinciple 5: Discoverable and useable informationPrinciple 6: Clear reuse rightsPrinciple 7: Appropriate charging for accessPrinciple 8: Transparent enquiry and complaints processes www.oaic.gov.au
  • 6. Information Advisory Committee∗ The Hon Dr John Bannon AO, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Adelaide∗ Ms Anita Brown, Trade Marks Attorney, Philipps Ormonde Fitzpatrick∗ Ms Jenet Connell, Deputy Secretary, Department of Finance and Deregulation∗ Ms Stephanie Foster, Deputy Secretary, Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government∗ Ms Elizabeth Kelly, Deputy Secretary, Attorney-General’s Department∗ Ms Jill Lang, Consultant∗ Mr Peter Lewis, Executive Producer, Landline ABC News Brisbane∗ Ms Roxanne Missingham, Parliamentary Librarian, Parliamentary Library∗ Mr Alan Noble, Engineering Director, Google Sydney∗ Ms Kirstie Parker, Managing Editor, Koori Mail∗ Dr Ian Reinecke, Consultant, Director of Strategies and Solutions Group∗ Mr Edward Santow, Chief Executive Officer, Public Interest Advocacy Centre∗ Mr Michael Simpson, General Manager, Policy and Advocacy, Vision Australia
  • 7. ChallengesOur challenges include: ∗ Cultural change ∗ Striking the right balance between openness and privacy protection
  • 8. CC LogoQUESTIONS www.oaic.gov.au