ALIA submission to Freedom of Information (FOI) Reform, May 2009

Creator
Australian Library and Information Association
Description

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) congratulates the government on developing the draft legislation and, in a timely manner, seeking to ensure that information is managed as a national resource. Improvements in FOI are vital for an informed nation, and expanding digital access will contribute significantly to an effective democracy and a digital nation.
 
ALIA recommends that to be truly effective further consideration should be given to:

  • supporting a national archive of information to ensure long term access (Pandora);
  • digitisation of government publications currently produced in paper;
  • ensuring information can be found readily, meeting accessibility standards; and
  • expanding coverage to include research funded by the Commonwealth.
Publisher
Deakin, ACT: Australian Library and Information Association
Date
2009
Type
Format
Language
en
Coverage
Australia