2011 Information Policy Conference
Public Sector Information: A National Resource
15 November 2011, National Convention Centre, Canberra
Program(with links to material presented at the conference where available; please note transcripts of audio files are not available)
|Monday 14 November (evening)|
Tuesday 15 November – National Convention Centre
|8:30–9:00||Delegate registration and coffee/tea|
|9:00–9:30||Welcome and opening address
The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, Minister for Privacy and Freedom of Information (link to speech)
Link to audio file of welcome speech (23,739 KB).
National Information Policy: Where are we up to?
Link to audio file of Plenary Panel (75,029 KB).
Chair: Prof John McMillan, Australian Information Commissioner, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner – 12 months on
Link to audio file of Commissioners' speeches (29,198 KB).
|11:30–12.30||Concurrent sessions (Choose one)|
|Session 1: Removing barriers to public sector information reuse
Link to audio file of session one (51,660 KB).
Chair: Sven Bluemmel, Information Commissioner, Office of the Information Commissioner WA
|Session 2: Information governance and asset management
Link to audio file of session two (62,720 KB).
Chair: Julie Kinross, Information Commissioner, Office of the Information Commissioner QLD
|13:30–14:30||Concurrent sessions (Choose one)|
|Session 3: Engaging the public
Link to audio file of session three (64,589 KB).
Chair: Deirdre O'Donnell, Information Commissioner, Information and Privacy Commission NSW
|Session 4: Making Public Sector Information accessible
Link to audio file of session four (61,020 KB).
Chair: Simon Allston, Ombudsman, Tasmania
|14:30–15:00||Information policy: The international perspective
Link to audio file of session (25,201 KB).
|15:20–16:50||Information publication: Australian best practice
Link to audio file of session (88,392 KB).
Chair: Dr James Popple, Freedom of Information Commissioner
Prof John McMillan, Australian Information Commissioner
Cost$550 (Full time student/NGO – $275). The registration fee includes the cost of attending the pre-conference dinner.
|Mail:||Commerce Management Services (Conference Secretariat)
PO Box 241, DEAKIN WEST, ACT 2600
|Fax:||02 6290 1580|
|Phone:||02 6290 1505|
The invitation from the Australian Information Commissioner, John McMillan
This conference is aimed at developing a National Information Policy for Australia, with a focus on identifying and overcoming the barriers to open government through the publication of public sector information. It will bring together information experts from the public and private sectors to share ideas and insights on the future direction of government information policy.This will be an opportunity for you to:
- find out about the progress of the open government reforms
- contribute to the development of a National Information Policy for Australia
- consider issues around the proactive publication of public sector information
- share best practice case studies
- learn about the OAIC's Principles on open public sector information
- discover how technology provides new opportunities for information management and exchange