Based on limited information available, The Australian has led media coverage on the poor quality of advisers in Canberra. The government has shrouded the identity of most of its 319 advisers, no longer releasing a list in its directory. Our request to ministers for a list of advisers has been refused and our Freedom of Information request has been met with an astronomical fee from the Department of Finance, which seems more interested in secrecy.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Hard to believe from a government committed to letting the sun shine in
Plus ca change!
From The Australian on 1 February (Favouring substance over spin-no link available) about changes to ministerial staff"