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Advancing the Objects of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW): An International comparative evaluation of measures used to promote government information release

Project Member(s): Stuhmcke, A.

Funding or Partner Organisation: NSW State Government

Start year: 2015

Summary: The specific aims of this research have been developed in collaboration with the Information and Privacy Commission. The overall research aim is to undertake a comparative analysis of how open government may be achieved through identifying mechanisms which promote information release in open government. Subsidiary research aims are to: - Describe what `open government' means; how open government should look and how it can be delivered through tangible mechanisms (with focus upon any `switches' which encourage the release of information); -Identify strategies for evaluation of open government (such as how to measure best practice); and -Suggest future research (eg. is there a research gap in effective measurement and evaluation of the delivery of open government).

Keywords: open government, administrative law, integrity agency, government department

FOR Codes: Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis, Legal Institutions (incl. Courts and Justice Systems), Access to Justice