PM, deputy PM ignore Freedom of Information laws
Experts told the Guardian that the data showed an attitude of indifference to the FoI system among the nation’s most powerful.
Peter Timmins, a lawyer and FoI specialist, said:
“The Morrison government’s record on and enthusiasm for open, transparent and accountable government is at the low end of the scale.”
Australia’s freedom of information laws compel departments and agencies to respond to requests for documents within a statutory timeframe of 30 days, subject to extensions.