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Monday, July 09, 2007

Welcome to new FOI blog in the west

Keryn McKinnon, Freedom of Information Editor of the West Australian, now has a blog.

The latest post picks up on an issue mentioned here at the time the FOI Amendment Bill was introduced earlier in the year - the proposed inclusion of grounds for refusing access on frivolous or trivial grounds. As we blogged at the time, there are other grounds in the Bill for refusal that could become a barrier to access. For example what will qualify for refusal because "the application amounts to an abuse of the right of access created by the Act".

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