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3 .         Objects of Act

        (1)         The objects of this Act are to —

            (a)         enable the public to participate more effectively in governing the State; and

            (b)         make the persons and bodies that are responsible for State and local government more accountable to the public.

        (2)         The objects of this Act are to be achieved by —

            (a)         creating a general right of access to State and local government documents; and

            (b)         providing means to ensure that personal information held by State and local governments is accurate, complete, up to date and not misleading; and

            (c)         requiring that certain documents concerning State and local government operations be made available to the public.

        (3)         Nothing in this Act is intended to prevent or discourage the publication of information, or the giving of access to documents (including documents containing exempt matter), or the amendment of personal information, otherwise than under this Act if that can properly be done or is permitted or required by law to be done.

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