What is Right to Information?
The Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) commenced on 1 July 2010 replacing the Freedom of Information Act and provides for greater access to information held by government bodies.
As a statutory authority, the Macquarie Point Development Corporation (corporation) is required by the RTI Act to make information available to the public through proactive disclosure. This means we must routinely make information available to assist the public in understanding what we do and how we do it.
The RTI Act:
- authorises and encourages greater routine disclosure of information held by public authorities without the need for requests or applications;
- authorises and encourages greater active disclosure of information held by public authorities in response to informal requests without the need for applications;
- gives members of the public an enforceable right to information held by public authorities; and
- provides that access to information held by government bodies is restricted in only limited circumstances as defined in the Act