The editor took the scissors to one paragraph in the middle of the column. The words in italics were in the original but not the published version:
"In NSW, after years when government leaders seemed to revel in the state’s reputation as the secret state, Premier Rees flagged an overhaul of freedom of information legislation “as part of efforts to improve both transparency and accountability of government”. This was also a reason for bringing Railcorp back into the fold as a state government agency. No details yet, but on the down-side NSW monthly accounts, usually released within weeks of month-end, are yet to appear for June. And no we can’t see any contract with the organisers of World Youth Day or for the V8 races at Homebush. As for any cost benefit analysis, the Premier says believe it, we’re miles in front."