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Government tries to hide behind FOI law

Government tries to hide behind FOI law

Ditchburn cartoonThe ACT Education Department and the ACT Government are refusing to be open and transparent, even over evidence given to a legal tribunal. They are trying to hide behind Freedom of Information laws, but the spirit of FOI legislation calls for disclosure, not secrecy.

Read the CLA media release, and the backgrounder.

Caption: Ballarat freelance cartoonist John Ditchburn’s take on how all Australian governments now treat FOI. Ditchburn’s Inkcinct brand cartoons will be part of the CLA Cartoon Exhibition, Laughing With KNives, opening 8 October at the ACT Legislative Assembly

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