[LINK] Lundy: Citizen-centric services: A necessary principle for achieving genuine open government

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Thu Mar 3 14:53:45 AEDT 2011

Meanwhile back at the ranch....
> The OIC monitors public sector agencies? compliance with publication guide requirements as set out under the Government and Information Public Access (GIPA) Act, previously known as Freedom of Information (FOI).
> According to Information Commissioner Deirdre O?Donnell, Leichhardt Council?s publication guide ranked with those of Ashfield Council and the State Library of NSW as ?exemplary?.
> ?These publication guides incorporate a high level of detail, clearly explaining the types of information held by the agency and the various means of access using the four methods outlined in the GIPA Act,? she said.
> Leichhardt Mayor Jamie Parker said the award recognised Council?s commitment to increasing its levels of transparency in recent years.
> ?We see it as our responsibility to ensure open access to information,? he said. ?Not only does it keep us accountable to our residents, but it reaffirms our commitment to open government. In fact, as part of that commitment, in 2008, Council abolished all statutory fees associated with accessing information.?


Richard Chirgwin wrote:
> Well, I suppose expanding ASIO's power to snoop on individuals counts as 
> "citizen-centric"...
> (Really. I know Kate Lundy means well, but this is so much humbug while 
> over in parliament, both ALP and Libs are re-reading old Stazi manuals 
> to see if there's anything they missed.)
> RC
> On 3/03/11 1:06 PM, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
>> <http://www.katelundy.com.au/2011/03/02/citizen-centric-services-a-necessary-principle-for-achieving-genuine-open-government/>
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