Freedom of information, truth and the mediaFaculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers
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AbstractMuch of the evidence from the 2002 Senate Select Committee inquiry into a 'Certain Maritime Incident' must be viewed as inconclusive, as most of the critical information was kept secret. A number of federal government departments and agencies refused to reveal to committee hearings most of their critical information on intelligence relating to border protection, asylumseekers, people-smugglers, double agents and a tragic boat sinking. The final Senate report stated that much of the intelligence material has been heavily censored and as a consequence, gaps exist in the intelligence picture on the tragic sinking of the boat named SIEV X.
Citation InformationDavid Blackall and Seth Tenkate. "Freedom of information, truth and the media" (2008)
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