Freedom of Information laws promote access to data held by government authorities in the public sector to mainstream society. Such laws have been enacted on a global scale however the obedience they have attracted is not consistent amongst each geographical location. Freedom of Information Laws have been enacted in Indonesia, it was a scheme introduced in 2008 which included many different components that were to improve each individualâ€™s right to communicate and obtain information for the purpose of developing themselves and their current political and social environment. The adequacy of the Freedom of Information is a questionable notion in the grand scheme of Indonesiaâ€™s legal environment as its effectiveness and motives are rather questionable. It has been acknowledged that this initiative is still developing on a national scale, which raises the main question, is 6 years long enough for a scheme to still be dubbed as â€˜developingâ€™? This text will analyse the advantageous and pitfalls of the legislative instrument ending with a comparative analysis with the current situation that Australia experiences.
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