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Fairfax Media
Powerhouse museum accused of thwarting transparency laws October 2016

Gazette of Law and Journalism
Testing the limits of FOI February 2016

Pulse IT
Digital health agency will be subject to FOI February 2016

The Age Malcolm Turnbull signs up to international open government partnership December 2015
The Guardian Governments do not like freedom of information: the war on Australia's privacy and information watchdog  October 2015

Crikey Put down the Wickr; how Turnbull can live up to his own open govt ideals October 2015

Crikey August FOI rollback the latest round in war against transparency August 2015
The Mandarin: OAIC to be left without statutory officers July 2015

The Mandarin FOI laws: fixing the chilling effect on frank advice June 2015

The Saturday Paper Abbott government weakens FOI and public service disclosure June 2015

The Guardian Budget 2015 May 2015

Crikey Nothing to hide nothing to fear? March 2015

The Guardian: Gillian Triggs:some Coalition Foi and privacy reforms 'unworkable' November 2014

APN News Desk: "Expert says FOI changes 'retrograde' step" November 2014.

ITWire: "Lawyer seeks source code for WA Senate poll count" July 2014

C20 Summit Melbourne June 2014.

ABC Radio PM: Concerns about closure of FOI review office May 2014

The Canberra Times: "Abbott government 's budget guts freedom of information watchdog" May 2014

Fairfax papers: Stopping 'Stop Tony Meow' April 2014.

Business Spectator: Privacy Act revisions: Little bark, no bite. March 2014

Sydney Morning Herald/The Age: NBN Co blocks board minutes release:reputations at stake February 2014.

Peter A Clarke blog-Slow appointment of privacy commissioners January 2014

The Age-For Hockey's ears only. Treasury shuts the door on FOI October 2013.
ABC News 24 - Government Transparency expert Peter Timmins discusses politicians' travel entitlement rules- 7 October 2013.

The Global Mail- And the Prize for Evading the Public's right to Know Goes to.. August 2013

The Courier Mail- Newman argues in favour of blocking public access to government decision making-13 August 2013.

Queensland Premier's Open Government Policy Forum, Brisbane August 2013.

The Global Mail-Immigration takes the prize -July 2013

ABC Radio PM-Hawke Report-July 2013

Top Ten Australian Legal Blogs-July 2013
The Global Mail-FOI: Fiefdom of Information July 2013

Walkley Foundation Public Affairs Conference Canberra July 2013
Privacy Reform and Compliance Forum-Is that all there is? Sydney June 2013

Fairfax Media-Secrecy law veils MP perks -June 2013

ABC Radio AM- Parliamentary Secrecy Deal June 2013

Walkley Talks - "Press freedom in Australia is under assault" Sydney April 2013

Anne Summers Reports The secrets of Australian Honours  March 2013

The Canberra Times The war on freedom 5 March

Australian Financial Review Faulkner urges action on open government process  28 February

Fairfax Media Push for Gillard to reveal meetings  28 February

Interview Radio Adelaide, Hawke FOI Review 27 February

Fairfax Media Public servants baulk at FOI changes 25 February

The Victorian Law Handbook (Fitzroy Legal Center)-contributor.

30th Anniversary of Commonwealth FOI act, Canberra, November-speaker. 

2nd National Information Law Conference, Canberra, November -speaker.

Managing Patient Confidentiality and Information Governance Conference Melbourne, June-speaker.

The Australian  Labor buries Greens costings  26 July.

AFR  FOI requests stymied by paper-based records  17 July

Rinehart's Reach  Global Mail 1 July.

Push to ban lobbyists from political parties Radio 2SER The Wire  26 June.

Radio National Life Matters  with Natasha Mitchell-How much do you know about FOI? 12 June.

Interview with Linda Mottram ABC 702, 4 June.

Slipper's expenses out of the bag but rest likely to stay secret- Sydney Morning Herald 4 June 

Nurse takes FoI fight on honours to Fed court -The Canberra Times 14 May 2012
"on for Schapelle Corby but not the death of democratic rights" nominated for a Fascination Award: 2012's Most Fascinating Librarian blog. (Don't ask me!)

Article- Dusting off the FOI file, Precedent, 108, January/February 2012, published by Australian Lawyers Allliance.

Article-Press freedom 2012 predictions, in "Interesting times ahead in the Year of the Dragon" The Walkley Magazine February 2012.

Interview Steve Vizard Morning Radio Show-MTR Melbourne 31 January 2012

Baillieu fights to conceal policy advice-The Age 30 January 2012 
"Freedom of information expert and lawyer Peter Timmins said the Commonwealth.. had disclosed red books across 13 departments since 2010, including Treasury and Defence."

Schapelle Corby post-Worldright 3 January 2012

 When does a blogger become a journalist?-The Conversation 21 December 2011

When is a journalist not a journalist -ABC The Drum 9 December 2011

Federal Privacy Commissioner backs conciliation-The Australian 25 November 2011

Tomorrow's Law:Disclosure of information - Balancing public and private interests Macquarie University Law School Conference 18 November 2011

Gallagher's open Govt-The Canberra Times 4 November 2011

Study marks down Australian FOI law Fairfax Media 10 October 2011

Legal threat on Brumby files-The Age 2 September 2011 

Costly veil of secrecy descends over PS-The Canberra Times 28 May 2011

FOI fans flattened by O'Farrell edict Sydney Morning Herald 24 May 2011

The high cost of free information-Club Troppo  24 May 2011

Media shield laws-Radio Adelaide 24 May 2011

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:33 pm

    hi peter, have you seen the news and press release from ted baillieu? victoria's foi commissioner has finally been appointed!