The Right to Information Act replaced the 1991 Freedom of Information Act.
Section 3 of the Right to Information Act states that its object is to:
'improve democratic government in Tasmania -
(a) by increasing the accountability of the executive to the people of Tasmania; and
(b) by increasing the ability of the people of Tasmania to participate in their governance; and
(c) by acknowledging that information collected by public authorities is collected for and on behalf of the people of Tasmania and is the property of the State.'
This object is to be achieved by giving members of the public the right to obtain information held by the government about its activities. Under the Act, members of the public are able to access the 'maximum' information as quickly and cheaply as possible.
Members of the public can access this information even if it:
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The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
24 October 2017
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/tas/TE00958
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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