Press freedom fighters welcome FOI move

THE Australia’s Right to Know coalition has welcomed the federal government’s draft legislation to significantly reform Australia’s Freedom of Information regime.

The media coalition said that while the ultimate test of the new regime will only be fully apparent once it takes effect, “the spirit and intent of the legislation is extremely encouraging”.

“The government has crafted a comprehensive package of initiatives that, if faithfully implemented, will fundamentally alter the culture of disclosure within government and the public service.”

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