The Right to Information Act 2009 (the Act) came into effect in July 2010. It replaced the former Freedom of Information legislation.
The guiding principle of the new Act is that information held by Tasmanian public authorities belongs to the people of the state and has been collected for and on their behalf.
The Act creates a legally enforceable right for a person to be provided with information in the possession of a public authority. Notwithstanding that Tourism Tasmania operates effectively as a business in a competitive context, it is a public authority under the Act.
Information Officer, Department of State Growth
GPO Box 536, Hobart TAS 7001