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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
DFAT Red book released just ahead of first anniversary
As new WikiLeaks cables concerning Australia or Australians make the news, interesting to see that a redacted version of the red books prepared by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in September 2010 for the incoming government have bobbed up in the department's disclosure log. It's a welcome if remarkably long time coming addition to public knowledge, and a shift from last January when the department was holding firm to the need for secrecy for a brief classified SECRET AUSTEO.