FOI in WA Conference - Building Trust
Agencies play a critical role in helping to achieve the legislative objects of the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (WA) to enable greater public participation in our democracy and to make State and local government more accountable to the public. This relies on capable agency decision-makers and an environment in which FOI is an effective part of an agency’s operations.
Officers from Western Australian State and local government agencies are invited to attend the 2019 FOI in WA Conference. The conference will assist officers to understand their responsibilities under the FOI Act, provide practical information about acting in accordance with the FOI Act and explore strategies for efficient, effective FOI practices for the benefit of agencies, the State and the public.
Concurrent workshops, lectures and discussions will be available throughout the day on a number of FOI related matters. Guest speakers include:
• Emeritus Professor Geoff Gallop AC;
• Caroline Spencer, the Auditor General;
• Michelle Andrews, the Director General of the Department of Communities; and
• Ian Cowie, the CEO of the City of Gosnells.
Further information about the conference program can be found at https://www.oic.wa.gov.au/en-au/Home/FOI-in-WA-Conference.
DATES AND REGISTRATION
When: Thursday 21 November 2019
Time: 8:45am – 4:00pm
Cost: $109.00 per person full day / $60.00 per person for keynote speech, panel session and morning tea only.
Contact: FOIWA_Conference@oic.wa.gov.au / 6551 7888
The Information Commissioner is an independent officer accountable to Parliament. She deals with complaints about agencies FOI decisions and ensures that agencies and the public are aware of their FOI rights and responsibilities.