Thursday, March 26, 2009

Freedom of Information

News yesterday of proposed new Federal freedom of information laws here in Australia that would mean the Government could not refuse a request on the grounds that it would embarrass them. Neither will they be able to refuse on the basis of causing misinterpretation of its activities or causing confusion or debate. Why is it that I’m getting the feeling that freedom of information prior to this hasn’t really been … especially since application fees have been charged. The report I read in The Daily Telegraph (“Still only $1”) did not say when the draft legislation is likely to be enacted.

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