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What is Right to Information

The Right to Information Act 2009 is the Tasmanian Government's approach to giving the community greater access to information.

The Tasmanian Government has made a commitment to provide access to information held by the Government, unless on balance it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information.

New legislation replacing the Freedom of Information Act 1991 came into effect on 1 July 2010 namely:

The Right to Information reforms aim to make more information available, provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community, and provide appropriate protection for individuals' privacy.

More detailed information about RTI can be found on the Justice website.

Right to Information Manual and Guidelines

The Manual and Guidelines will provide you with a little more detail on making requests under the RTI Act and how they are processed by the agency to which the request is sent.

These are available on the Office of the Ombudsman's website