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Friday, December 05, 2014

Office of information commissioner still ticking

And (finally?) to confirm, the Senate did not consider the Freedom of Information Amendment (New Arrangements) Bill before in the early hours of 5 December it adjourned until the end of February 2015. 

The bill would abolish the Office of Australian Information Commissioner, funded until 31 December, from 1 January 2015. 

A big job tidying up for all involved after someone's poorly conceived thought bubble that first appeared on Budget night in May; that led to legislation introduced in parliament in October but ran into stiff opposition from Labor, the Greens and crossbenchers; and finally sank from sight in the last frantic days of Senate sittings.


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