Transparency trade-off means FOI will get more expensive

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Tony Abbott’s 2013 election platform promised to “restore accountability and improve transparency measures to be more accountable to you”.

In spite of this promise the first Abbott government budget will see the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) closed, and its functions assigned to other government agencies. This back-to-the-future move is likely to make it harder and probably more expensive for long suffering FOI users.

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Period16 May 2014

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  • TitleTransparency trade-off means FOI will get more expensive
    PersonsJohan Lidberg