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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Government repeats commitment to "private sector FOI" inquiry

It's been mentioned twice before by Government speakers going all the way back to Senator Faulkner in March last year. The mention of acting on this by the end of 2009 has long faded. There hasn't been a skerrick of detail. But it popped up again in the Second Reading Speech in the Senate on the Freedom of Information Reform bills last week.
"The Government will also consider further improvements and will ask the Australian Law Reform Commission to inquire into whether the FOI Act or another disclosure regime should apply to the private sector."
Thanks to Open Australia for the link.

(Update and Correction: see this later post as to why this wasn't the case.)

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