Council champions Right to Know Week 2022
Published on 26 September 2022
Cessnock City Council is a proud champion of Right to Know Week 2022 and is committed to supporting the protection of information access rights of local citizens.
Right to Know Week is an international campaign that aims to encourage NSW public sector agencies to improve their knowledge of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (GIPA Act). It also aims to raise awareness of a person’s right to access government held information in NSW.
Right to Know Week runs from 26 September – 2 October 2022 and the theme this year is ‘Artificial Intelligence, e-Governance and Access to Information: Next steps in NSW digital government’.
As governments continue to provide digital solutions to citizens, there is a requirement to preserve and promote the public interest, accountability, transparency and citizens’ right to information.
Cessnock City Council’s General Manager Ken Liddell said the Right to Know remains crucial in this digital age.
“Government service delivery in NSW is increasingly digital, and more information is being collected, stored and applied using digital technology,” Mr Liddell said.
“Cessnock City Council is committed to assisting the community to access information about Council, and there are a number of ways to do this.”
Residents can access information about Cessnock City Council via Council’s website, or by making an informal or formal request. Visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/InformationAccess to find out more.
For more information about Right to Know Week, visit www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/RTK2022.