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Monday, May 09, 2011

Parliamentarians' entitlements report given state secret treatment

Sean Parnell in The Australian reports on a Freedom of Information application that produced documents that "suggest the federal government sat on the report of the Belcher review, going so far as to shred duplicate copies and keep others in a safe in a minister's office until Labor had been re-elected." The long slow reform process  is still unexplained, and the unsatisfactory  accountability and transparency arrangements for payments to parliamentarians remain unaddressed.

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