Sunday, January 23, 2011

Australian Government Information Policy

The Australian Information Commissioner has invited comment on "Towards an Australian Government Information Policy" by 1 March 2011. The paper provides a very comprehensive overview of Australian and overseas policies and initiatives for information access and discussion of the issues. It is 65 pages and is provided as a very efficiently formatted 226 Kbytes web page and a 818 Kbyte PDF file. The document is issued under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia licence.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Major reports and initiatives on government information policy in Australia
  3. Freedom of Information reforms
  4. Australian Government agencies with a responsibility for government information policy
  5. Developments in other jurisdictions
  6. Examples of public sector information publication, use and reuse in Australia
  7. Key issues for Australia
  8. Public Sector Information Principles in a National Information Policy
From: Towards an Australian Government
Information Policy
, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, November 2010

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