Thursday, May 24, 2007
Australian Right to Know Campaign on the move
Irene Moss, former Ombudsman, head of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption and a Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner has been appointed to Chair the Australian Right to Know Campaign audit of media freedom. Freedom of Information is one of the isssues to be examined. This story in today's Age "Gagging democracy", about the former Customs officer, Allan Kessing, who blew the whistle on lax airport security and faces a jail sentence tomorrow of up to 2 years, is an indication of the potential scope of the exercise.