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Monday, November 21, 2011

Surprise-parts of NSW incoming government brief "entirely factual"

Followers of blue/red book disclosures will be interested to see the NSW Information Commmissioner has informed the Sydney Morning Herald, as the complainant, that parts of the brief prepared for the incoming O' Farrell government last May consist of "entirely factual material" and are therefore outside the scope of information prepared for cabinet, the disclosure of which would be contrary to the public interest. The government is yet to respond to what amounts to a recommendation from the commissioner that the information be released.  Yes, poor form for a government that claimed to be interested in improving transparency.

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