Tag: Freedom of information

Buried at Sea: The Loss of our Freedom to Access Governmental Information

This is the ninth in a special series of posts on the 50th anniversary of the Kerr Report, examining whether Australian administrative law is still fit for purpose. To see other posts in this series, click here.

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FOI in Australia: building on a turbulent past

JMcMillan photoBY JOHN MCMILLAN

Two FOI certainties

Australia was an international leader in enacting a national Freedom of Information Act in 1982. The national initiative was quickly followed in all States and Territories. This is a proud heritage and underpins an … Read the rest

The last word on the public interest in FOI: Australia and the United Kingdom compared

JBannisterBY JUDITH BANNISTER

Freedom of information (FOI) reform has often been slow in Australia. There was a decade (and a change of government) between Gough Whitlam’s 1972 election promise of freedom of information and the passing of the Commonwealth’s Freedom Read the rest

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