21 November 2001


The Northern Territory Attorney-General's Department has issued a Draft
Information Bill for public comment. The Draft plus an Executive Summary and
Discussion Paper are available on the NT Government website.

According to the Introduction, the Bill will "...provide a framework for the
management of government information in the Northern Territory in a single,
comprehensive legislative package. [It] deals with the issues of freedom of
information, privacy and records management, seamlessly and consistently...".

Please forward any comments to

Director - Policy Unit
Department of the Attorney-General
GPO Box 1722

by the 28th February 2002.

I'm sure that comments from any interested Association or Society would be just
as welcome as comments from interested individuals...


Barry Garside, Acting Director
NT Archives Service