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We waited a year for this lousy Border Force footage

We waited a year for this lousy Border Force footage

Josh TaylorJun 19, 20173 Comments

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has released footage of Border Force officers testing GoPro cameras on the water.

Tudge locates, won't release legal advice on Andie Fox case

Josh TaylorMay 29, 20177 Comments

Alan Tudge says he does in fact have legal advice to say he was allowed to release a Centrelink recipient's private information. And no, you cannot see it.

Tax Office tries to fight FOI by arguing it’s an OHS risk. Information Commissioner says 'shaddup', basically.

Tax Office tries to fight FOI by arguing it’s an OHS risk. Information Commissioner says 'shaddup', basically.

Josh TaylorMay 15, 20172 Comments

The Australian Taxation Office has been told it should process an freedom of information request hosted on transparency website Right to Know.

Curious George's diary a terrific anti-climax

Curious George's diary a terrific anti-climax

Josh TaylorMar 20, 20177 Comments

After more than 1000 days, Attorney-General George Brandis has finally released his diary.

Wouldn't it be delicious if Brandis went to jail for contempt?

Wouldn't it be delicious if Brandis went to jail for contempt?

Michael BradleyFeb 10, 201711 Comments

Even after George Brandis lost his appeal in the full Federal Court to keep his diary a secret, he has still refused to release it. Does that constitute a contempt charge?

How Centrelink is avoiding releasing debt system information

How Centrelink is avoiding releasing debt system information

Sally WhyteFeb 8, 20175 Comments

The Department of Human Services is flouting Freedom of Information guidelines in rejecting and delaying multiple requests for information on Centrelink's automatic data matching system.

Fifield ordered to hand over diary after every ridiculous excuse fails

Fifield ordered to hand over diary after every ridiculous excuse fails

Josh TaylorJan 27, 201710 Comments

Mitch Fifield's office tried numerous, spurious reasons as to why it could not possibly be transparent with the public about the meetings he was taking on their behalf, but they were all rejected.

How to dispute a Centrelink debt

How to dispute a Centrelink debt

Sally WhyteDec 21, 201614 Comments

Does Centrelink think you owe money that you don't think you owe? Here is what to do next.

Government diaries released, sort of

Government diaries released, sort of

CrikeyNov 3, 2016

Diary entries about the same-sex marriage plebiscite were released, but not the ones we were expecting.

ABS won't tell us why they need to keep data

ABS won't tell us why they need to keep data

CrikeySep 9, 20161 Comment

The ABS can't release information about its say-nothing response to a media inquiry.