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Freedom of Information in Australia: best practice or insignificance?

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Monash Conference Centre

30 Collins Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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There is a consensus that, in practice, freedom of information laws are not working as well as originally envisaged. Governments say the process requires too many resources, while users complain that it does not deliver on the promise of extensive access to information.

This public forum will take stock of where information access is currently at in Australia and what can be done to improve it. This is a vital question given the lost momentum of the 2010 federal FOI reforms and the fact that the next federal and Victorian elections are just around the corner.

Presented by the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University and the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner.

This event is presented as part of Right to Know Week and the Media Matters series at Monash University.

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Prof Moira Paterson, Monash University

Sven Bluemmel, Information Commissioner, OVIC

Alison Sandy, Freedom of Information Editor, Seven News

A/Prof Johan Lidberg will moderate the panel

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