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HISTORY OF POPULAR CONSULTATION DAY
Diving through the crystal clear depths, watching behemoth-sized whales playing on the surface of the water, and admiring stunning mountains and beautiful white-sand beaches; all are specialties of East Timor. East Timor is an island country in Southeast Asia, located near Indonesia and sharing a maritime border with Australia. The history of the region starts around 42,000 years ago with the earliest migrations from present-day Australia, China, Malaysia, and India. The modern history of the country can be categorized into three sections: the Portuguese era, the Indonesian era, and finally, the independent era.
Before colonization, Timor was a part of Indian and Chinese trading networks. Traders visit Timor looking for aromatic sandalwood, honey, and wax. However, these resources drew the attention of Europeans as well, and they reached the island and established their outposts by 1769. The Portuguese rulers used the country as a trading post for the export of sandalwood and coffee. Portuguese rule ended following the Portuguese revolution of 1974.
The Portuguese rule was followed by the Indonesian invasion. The political unrest created after the Portuguese decline and the growing influence of communist ideas in the region disturbed Indonesia, which did not like the idea of a communist state inside the Indonesian archipelago. The Indonesian occupation continued until 1999. It was a period marked by conflicts, political unrest, violence, and brutality. The new Indonesian president, B.J. Habibie, agreed to the referendum to let the people of Timor make their own decision. They were given a choice between staying in Indonesia with greater autonomy or separating the nation to form East Timor. A new nation was created.
What are the consultation requirements?
Where an application is received for access to information concerning a third party (that is, someone other than the applicant or the agency that received the application), then the agency is required to take all reasonable steps to consult with the third party to obtain their views. This requirement exists so that sensitive information of third parties is not released without proper consultation and careful consideration. Under section 54A, an agency may consult with any other agency for the following purposes:
to determine whether there is an overriding public interest against the disclosure of the information,
to identify a person that may be required to be consulted under section 54.
An agency may be consulted under this section even if the agency would not reasonably be expected to have concerns about the disclosure of the information.
Consultation under section 54A is discretionary. Under section 3(2) of the GIPA Act, this discretion should be exercised to further the object of the Act, and as far as practicable facilitate and encourage, promptly and at the lowest reasonable cost, access to government information.
What’s the process?
An agency is generally required to give access to information that it holds that is not subject to an “overriding public interest against disclosure”. When access to information is refused under the GIPA Act, the applicant must be advised of the reasons why.
To decide whether information should be released, an agency must apply the public interest test. This is done by balancing any public interest consideration in favor of disclosure with any public interest consideration against disclosure.
For more information about this see our Fact sheet: What is the public interest test?
Section 14 of the GIPA Act provides a list of public interest considerations that may be taken into account as considerations against disclosure when applying the public interest test. These include:
POPULAR CONSULTATION DAY ACTIVITIES
Popular Consultation Day is essentially East Timor’s Independence Day. Use social media to wish the people of East Timor a happy independence day.
Visit East Timor
East Timor is a delight for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts. Visit the nation on this day.
Upload the East Timor flag
The oppression and battles East Timor endured are symbolized by their flag. To celebrate their liberation, upload the flag to your social media accounts.
POPULAR CONSULTATION DAY DATES
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