Beef up public access to FOI, expert says

No government agencies should be exempt from FOI requests, and Cabinet documents should become public after 20 years, not the current 30, says one of Australia’s foremost FOI experts and CLA member, Dr Johan Lidberg. He also says that FOI access should be a right under the Australian constitution.

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  1. Absolutely agree. The Australian Audit Office is one such agency which is exempt from FOI. It gives pause for thought that the agency tasked with investigating and auditing government is not obligated under FOI particularly in relation to documents it may have received in the process of an audit that might not otherwise be easily accessible to an ordinary citizen.


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