Information Access Commissioners and Commonwealth Ombudsman have released the findings of their second cross jurisdictional study of community attitudes on access to government information. The 2021 Information Access Study measures citizens’ awareness of the right to access government information, and their experiences and outcomes in exercising that right. Key findings include: The importance of the right to access information is consistently recognised by respondents in each jurisdiction. The majority of respondents in each jurisdiction were aware that they had the right to access information from government departments/agencies. In general, citizens were able to obtain information successfully in each jurisdiction. Read the statement from the Commissioners or view the research findings here.