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‘Hacking democracy’: a tool to streamline our Right To Know

A new website from OpenAustralia makes it easier to submit freedom of information requests — and the process becomes more transparent.

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Friday arvo document dumps subvert FOI reform: editors

Friday afternoon has become the time du jour for government departments to publish potentially damaging FOI documents.

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FOI reform may undermine open government

Expect some drama as the Freedom of Information reform Bill is debated in federal parliament, since an amendment that would fatally undermine the move to more open government has been slipped in.

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Faulkner’s Freedom of Information shake-up

The Commonwealth Freedom of Information regime faces its biggest shake-up since its inception under draft legislation unveiled by John Faulkner today, writes Bernard Keane.

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The Victorian Opposition and FOI bungling

When it comes to using that inveterate tool of opposition parties — freedom of information laws — the Vic Libs are still on training wheels it seems, writes Greg Barns.

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Reforming FOI: a question of culture as much as law

If the federal government is committed to reforming freedom of information laws, will it run into a culture of secrecy within the public service? My experience over the past year suggests that, culturally, there’s a long way to go – within the Australian Electoral Commission at least, writes Peter Browne.

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