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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Rudd urged to shake us out of complacency

Let's hope that in 12 months time we might see some better news in the UK press about Australia's human rights record, including Freedom of Information, than this dismal summary by Julian Burnside QC in today's Guardian. The comments by readers at the end of the article won't make any of us feel better either.

And what a contrast with reflections on what UK Labour has managed in this respect from Justice Minister Jack Straw - a government proud of its FOI record (Straw doesn't mention a couple of unsuccessful government attempts to water things down), as well as other accomplishments.

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