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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Shreddergate in Tasmania

Here is the Mercury's update on Tasmania's "shreddergate", including the reconstructed document that the Deputy Premier tried to disappear, after telling Parliament that the decision it recorded him making had never been made.If Kons had succeeded, the only remaining record would have been the Department's submission recommending the appointment.You can imagine the sort of arguments that would have been used to protect this from disclosure in the event of a Freedom of Information application.

Are The Greens members of parliament who put all this together eligible for an investigative journalism award?

As for what it says about the integrity of public records, and ethics at the top in government in Tasmania? Vale.

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