No statement so far from Attorney General Brandis, for the last year intent on abolishing the office despite the lack of majority support in the Senate for his bill.
It's the perfect opportunity of course to rethink this flawed policy choice, pull the bill and proceed to evidence based decisions to improve the FOI framework.
But then again, having dug in so far the government may seek to use Professor McMillan's departure to move towards achieving its purpose in practical terms by not filling the position.
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