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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Another FOI High Court challenge?

The Osland case may be destined for the High Court, as her lawyers will seek leave to appeal the Victorian Court of Appeal decision that resulted in refusal of a Freedom of Information request for access to advice that formed the basis of the Attorney General's decision to deny her application for a pardon.

As mentioned in our earlier post, the law, and some conservative judicial views about the nature of "public interest" will be significant hurdles to overcome.

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