The OAIC has developed the Principles on open public sector information to further strengthen Australia's open government reforms. First proposed in the 2010 OAIC issues paper, the Principles have been refined through a process of public consultation. A range of government agencies, specialist bodies and interested individuals have contributed to their development through written submissions and discussion on a public blog.
The OAIC has encouraged agencies to embed the Principles in their internal policies and procedures on information management. By doing so they will help build a culture of proactive information disclosure and community engagement.