Freedom of Information: A Government Perspective

Australian Law Librarian, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 256-64, 2011

11 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2012 Last revised: 24 Aug 2018

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James Popple

Australian National University (ANU)

Date Written: September 29, 2011

Abstract

Significant reforms were made to the Australian Freedom of Information Act 1982 from 1 November 2010. The guiding principle behind these reforms is that information held by the Government is to be managed for public purposes and is a national resource. This paper describes those changes to Australian FOI laws and charts their progress during the first year of reform.

Keywords: freedom of information, FOI, open government, public sector information, Australia

JEL Classification: K23

Suggested Citation

Popple, James, Freedom of Information: A Government Perspective (September 29, 2011). Australian Law Librarian, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 256-64, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2009256 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2009256

James Popple (Contact Author)

Australian National University (ANU)

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia

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