TAG: freedom of information
Two years ago the Statutes Amendment (SACAT) Act 2014 (SA) was assented to on 11th December 2014. The Act granted a range of jurisdictions to the new South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT). Parts 6 and 7 of the 2014 Act remained unproclaimed and came into operation on 11th December 2016 by force of […]
UK FOI review: FOI is generally working well but the Information Commissioner needs more power and money.
By Dr Judith Bannister, Deputy Director of Public Law and Policy Research Unit With reforms to Australian Commonwealth freedom of information (FOI) still stalled in the Senate it is interesting to see how FOI is faring in the United Kingdom (UK). While the future of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) remains in […]
This post was first published on AUSPUBLAW, the Australian Public Law Blog. AUSPUBLAW is a recently launched national platform for academics, practitioners and others from across Australia to communicate their research and provide expert commentary on topical public law issues. Visit the blog to learn more: www.auspublaw.org BY JUDITH BANNISTER Freedom of information (FOI) reform […]
Australia Day honours is now a well established tradition where Australia recognises those who have made an important contribution to our community. But we know little about the decision-making process, and the High Court has recently confirmed it will stay that way, explains Adelaide Law School’s Dr Judith Bannister. On Australia Day a new batch […]