FOI review looks to reduce costs

THE Federal Government will review its Freedom of Information laws in a bid to cuts costs.

The Freedom of Information Act gives the public and media access to government-held information that is often not released publicly or refused on general request.

Attorney-General Nicola Roxon on Wednesday announced that former senior public servant Dr Allan Hawke would review the laws.

The review will look at reducing the costs of processing FOI claims and applications fees.

Ms Roxon said a wide range of stakeholders would be consulted as part of the review, which will start in November.

Topics:  freedom of information nicola roxon

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Sharing cultures through food

DIG IN: Lockyer Valley Community Centre volunteers at the Harmony Day food tasting

Community centre hosts Harmony Day event

Gordon reflects on farming life in the Lockyer

LOOKING BACK: Laidley's Gordon Niebling says he has loved his farming life and living in the Lockyer Valley.

The self-proclaimed 'Jack of all trades”, Gordon Niebling.

Clare Atkinson Journalism Scholarship needs your support

IN HONOUR: Brightview's Lesley Atkinson is urging the public to help continue the Clare Atkinson Memorial Scholarship.

Help continue Clare Atkinson's legacy and the future of journalism.

Local Partners