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Friday, August 28, 2015

Considering options while confirming plan to abolish Information Commissioner?

In a Media Release last Friday Attorney General Brandis said
"Timothy Pilgrim was appointed acting Australian Information Commissioner for a three month period in July 2015 while the Government considers options for the future of the Information Commissioner position."
 Today Jane Lee in Fairfax reports a spokesman for the Attorney General as saying 

"The government remains committed to its budget savings measure to abolish the OAIC...
The bill before the Senate to abolish the OAIC would abolish the positions of Australian Information Commissioner and Freedom of Information Commissioner. 

'Considers options for the future' - "thinks carefully about choices before making a decision."


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