The full Federal Court’s decision ordering Attorney-General George Brandis to process a freedom of information request from his shadow, Mark Dreyfus, for his 2014 diary contains some interesting tidbits about the life and times of Australia’s chief law officer.
As part of its examination on whether it would be just too much effort for Brandis to process the request, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the court actually looked at Brandis’ diary, and found the Attorney-General worked up to seven days a week, with an average of 12 appointments per day. It wasn’t just his minister appointments in the diary however, with appointments said to range from minister appointments to Coalition appointments and personal appointments. The latter, however, seemed to be missing:
“Although, the tribunal noted, that the extracts from the diary in the confidential exhibit did not appear to contain personal appointments.”
Poor George. Lucky he has all those books.