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The Tasmanian government shares a comprehensive Communications Policy for its agencies to abide by. An excerpt below:
The Government has a responsibility to ensure that information about its policies, programs and services is made available to the public in the short and long term (see Policy statement 1). This means that particular attention should be given to ensuring that information can be found through sources that are commonly available to the public. It also requires information to be well catalogued, easily retrievable and securely maintained.
Agency information must be made available in accordance with the Right to Information Act 2009 (commenced 1 July 2010), which encourages the release of information held by Tasmanian public authorities, including government agencies, without the need for a formal process. The underlying principle of the Act is that information held by public authorities belongs to the people of the State, and has been collected for them and on their behalf. Agency information must be recorded in a format that complies with the records management policies and procedures of the agency and with the Archives Act 1983. In complying with disclosure and deposit requirements of the Right to Information Act 2009 and the Archives Act 1983, agencies must also ensure all requirements of the Personal Information Protection Act 2004 are met. Additionally, agencies must:
- Maintain a register or record of all publications for publishing each year in its annual report.
- Maintain a current, comprehensive and well-structured identification or classification records system that provides an effective means for organising, locating and retrieving published information.
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