Rick Snell


Brandis diaries case shows how Freedom of Information has been deliberately neglected

This article discusses recent decisions by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and a full Federal Court bench to reject a two-year bid by Federal Attorney-General George Brandis to keep the "bland" summaries of meetings in his ministerial diary from being considered for release under Commonwealth FOI...

Open government: missing the target by a country mile

Rick Snell discusses the ACT government's fees for Freedom of Information requests, and its belief that responding to FOI requests is not part of a government's normal work.