Thursday, March 23, 2017
AG Sheila Fraser refuses to release report on G8 Legacy Infrastructure Fund. Her reasons do not stand up to careful scrutiny.
It is crucial to our democracy for all federal institutions, including Parliament, to adopt strong and wide proactive disclosure policies. Champions of the right of access should seldom need to wait for a statutory instrument to take action.
If the public has a poor understanding of the Senate and its place in our Parliamentary government, how can the results of a poll or referendum be anything more than misleading. A building erected on a foundation of sand cannot stand.
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