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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 New South Wale's website.

Juvenile Justice is a division of the Department of Justice. This website concerns only Juvenile Justice NSW matters.

Access to information held by the Department of Justice

On this website you can access the following information about Juvenile Justice