Waterford criticised the OAIC and McMillan as Information Commissioner and in his previous role as Commonwealth Ombudsman.
Professor McMillan and his lawyers "contend the article incorrectly painted him as not being a true supporter of open government and freedom of information law."
My comments on the column at the time are reflected in the heading FOI veteran Waterford lets go with a few wild swings and low bows
Both McMillan and Waterford have each made enormous contributions to the FOI cause going back many decades.
Pity it has come to this.