Sunday, September 07, 2008
Freedom of information in NSW - a chance to do better
Developments in NSW including a new premier and deputy premier have been heard this far away in Canada. As Matthew Moore in today's Sydney Morning Herald wonders, will the new leadership follow a more enlightened path on access to information than their predecessors? The Carr and Iemma governments both seemed comfortable, even defiant in wearing the "secret state" tag. There are plenty of ways for the new crowd to demonstrate "we're not them", but a commitment to open and transparent government, and steps to make this a reality would be a great start.