Federal

Jul 27, 2012

Are the govt’s Assange redactions
unjustified?

New FOI documents on Julian Assange reveal little -- except the breadth with which bureaucrats interpret FOI exemptions.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

The government has again used FOI exemptions to block scrutiny of its handling of the Julian Assange case, including redacting material already publicly available.

This week the Attorney-General’s Department released its response to Greens Senator Scott Ludlam’s FOI request for material relating to the Assange case. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade released its heavily redacted response (large file) at the end of June.

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32 thoughts on “Are the govt’s Assange redactions
unjustified?

  1. Oscar Jones

    I think the Ecuador ‘option’ was well planned in advance with officials and Assange knowing the UK would always privately back the US via Sweden. (I’ve seen ‘Spooks’ too!).

  2. Come On Carlton

    Yes, Hamis. The things some people will do and write just to draw a metaphoric between a current day person and some ancient-day very strong man. Unbelievable!

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