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Friday, December 03, 2010

Red book 6: Health and Ageing incoming government brief published

The Department of Health and Ageing has published a redacted version of its incoming government brief (four volumes) with this interesting first- hopefully the second version will be marked up so the changes resulting from the 1 November changes to exemption provisions are readily apparent, providing useful  learning all round:
Given the interest in the brief, the Department has decided to publish on its website the brief with redactions based on exemptions that apply to FOI requests made before 1 November 2010. The Department will publish a second version of the brief with redactions based on exemptions that apply on or after 1 November 2010 in the near future.
In taking this decision the Department joins the following earlier movers:

As to the many late movers yet to contribute to informing public understanding and debate of issues that preoccupy them, impact on us, and consume large amounts of our resources..

what's your story?

As Heath and Ageing explains:
The four volumes will no doubt prove extremely useful for lobbyists as well as journalists and others seeking to understand health policy, how the department works, and who are the key contacts for the various areas of policy.

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