Our Parliament 09: Information Access (Audio- English19min)

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Our Parliament 09: Information Access

Article 41 of the Constitution of this country protects the right of every citizen to access information possessed by State. This right is not absolute however as it can be denied in the event that the access to information may jeopardize national security or infringe on the privacy of an individual. The same Constitution instructs Parliament to write laws to define the nature of information the public can access and how the public can gain this access. In enacting the Access to Information Act 2005 Parliament obliged yet almost decade later there are proposals to amend the law. Does this suggest that the law as it is presently is inadequate?

Our Parliament 09: Information Access

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