Peter Timmins is Australia's foremost authority on the law, practice and culture surrounding Freedom of Information and Privacy. He not only has encyclopaedic knowledge of the intracacies of these complex areas of law, but also the subtle variations between and among the various jurisdictions, and the emerging international best practice. While a True Believer in freedom of information and in open and transparent government, what sets Peter apart from all others in this field is his balance, maturity of judgment, and ability to bring to policymaking and consulting a practical understanding of the way government and industry operates. Peter's blog, Open and Shut, should be the first port of call for anyone interested in these important issues.
Matthew Moore, Freedom Of Information Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald
Peter Timmins is in a class of his own. No-one else comes close to tracking, understanding and explaining the complex and fast developing world of Freedom of Information. Whether it's happening internationally, in Canberra or in one of the Australian states, Timmins is across it and can explain it accurately and fairly. His blog is easily the most comprehensive, authoritative and informative source of news in this arena, indispensable for anyone who cares about the subject.
Rick Snell, senior lecturer in law, University of Tasmania