"For service to the law as the Commonwealth Ombudsman, particularly in the areas of immigration and law enforcement, through leadership roles in professional bodies and as an academic."Professor McMillan was a prominent advocate for FOI in Australia way back in the 70's and has been involved in and around this area of public law in various capacities ever since.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Happy Australia Day
Congratulations to all Australia Day Award recipients. I didn't see anyone singled out specifically for contributions to open government, Freedom of Information or privacy protection - let me know if I missed any - but particular congratulations to the Ombudsman Professor John McMillan, Officer, Order of Australia: