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Right to information

The aim of the government's Right To Information legislation is to maintain and advance a system of responsible and representative democratic government that is open, accountable, fair and effective.

The new piece of legislation introduced on 1st July 2010 is called the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, GIPAA for short, and this Act joins the existing Privacy Laws to form the totality of the Right To Information legislative package.

The objective of the GIPAA is to open government information to the public by:

  • Authorising and encouraging the proactive release of government information by agencies.
  • Giving members of the public an enforceable right to access government information.
  • Providing that access to government information is restricted only when there is an overriding public interest against disclosure.

Further information about the Right To Information legislative package is available on the Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) website.

Youth Justice is a division of the Department of Communities and Justice. This website concerns only Youth Justice NSW matters.

Access to information held by the Department of Justice

National Redress Scheme

The NSW Government is taking part in the National Redress Scheme that has been created following the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

The Redress Scheme seeks to acknowledge the life-long impact of institutional child sexual abuse.

Find out more about the Redress Scheme.