Information Access and Privacy regulators from across Australia have issued a joint statement to mark National Sorry Day (26 May).
Australian Information Access Commissioners and Privacy Authorities recognise the important role of historical records in truth telling and sharing history, intergenerational healing, redress and reparations for Stolen Generation survivors and their families.
The Healing Foundation‘s Principles for nationally consistent approaches to accessing Stolen Generations records will inform ongoing discussions about greater national consistency.
We are committed to working together with the Healing Foundation and stakeholders to champion timely, easy access to records through informal access schemes wherever possible, with formal access applications required only as a last resort.
Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner
Leo Hardiman QC
Australian Freedom of Information Commissioner
Information Commissioner, Queensland
Privacy Commissioner, Queensland
Anna Rickard and Katie Shepherd
A/Right to Information Commissioners, Queensland
Information Commissioner, Western Australia
Ombudsman, South Australia
A/Director, State Records, Privacy Committee of South Australia
Information Commissioner, Victoria
Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner, Victoria
Public Access Deputy Commissioner, Victoria
Information Commissioner, New South Wales
Privacy Commissioner, New South Wales
Information Commissioner, Northern Territory
Deputy Information Commissioner, Northern Territory