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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Transparency the key to public trust

"Transparency is the key for consumer confidence"
NSW Attorney General Bob Debus as reported in a front page story in today's Australian Financial Review ("Lawyers forced to disclose full fees" - no link available) about a NSW initiative for the introduction of nationally consistent requirements for upfront estimates of legal costs and associated expenses by lawyers.

He's right. The same principle applies to public confidence in government. Perhaps he might lend his voice to promote more pro-active disclosure of information about the conduct of public functions in NSW, or at the very least compliance with the spirit of the FOI Act.

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