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Open government

Rising public pressure for greater government transparency

Establishing greater openness and transparency into the activities of government will build public trust, create economic opportunities, and support better decision-making. Intermedium’s white paper discusses the challenges agencies face and examines how technology can reduce the costs and complexity associated with open government. Read More

Stats on secrecy: national FOI data shows the leaders and laggards in transparency

The Northern Territory's public servants don't receive that many applications for the release of government information, but when they do, they reject more than their counterparts in any other government. Queensland and Tasmania are not far behind in terms of blocking access, according to new national statistics on the use of Freedom of Information schemes (or Right to Information in Qld and Tasmania) for each government except the ACT. Read More