Example Government agencies established to produce public information:

Bureau of Meteorology (copy)

The functions of the Bureau are:
  1. the taking and recording of meteorological observations and other observations required for the purposes of meteorology; and
  2. the forecasting of weather and of the state of the atmosphere; and
  3. the issue of warnings of gales, storms and other weather conditions likely to endanger life or property, including weather conditions likely to give rise to floods or bush fires; and
  4. the supply of meteorological information; and
  5. the publication of meteorological reports and bulletins; and
  6. the promotion of the use of meteorological information; and
  7. the promotion of the advancement of meteorological science, by means of meteorological research and investigation or otherwise; and
  8. the furnishing of advice on meteorological matters; and
  9. co-operation with the authority administering the meteorological service of any other country (including a Territory specified under subsection 4(2)) in relation to any of the matters specified in the preceding paragraphs of this subsection; and
  10. such other functions as are conferred on the Bureau by any other Act.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (copy)

The functions of the Bureau are as follows:
  1. to constitute the central statistical authority for the Australian Government and, by arrangements with the Governments of the States, provide statistical services for those Governments;
  2. to collect, compile, analyse and disseminate statistics and related information;
  3. to ensure co-ordination of the operations of official bodies in the collection, compilation and dissemination of statistics and related information, with particular regard to:
    1. the avoidance of duplication in the collection by official bodies of information for statistical purposes;
    2. the attainment of compatibility between, and the integration of, statistics compiled by official bodies; and
    3. the maximum possible utilization, for statistical purposes, of information, and means of collection of information, available to official bodies;
  4. to formulate, and ensure compliance with, standards for the carrying out by official bodies of operations for statistical purposes;
  5. to provide advice and assistance to official bodies in relation to statistics; and
  6. to provide liaison between Australia, on the one hand, and other countries and international organizations, on the other hand, in relation to statistical matters.