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Freedom of information, truth and the media
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers
  • David Blackall, University of Wollongong
  • Seth Tenkate, Australian Lawyers Alliance
RIS ID
24887
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Publication Details

Blackall, D. R. & Tenkate, S., Freedom of information, truth and the media, Precedent, 2008, 89, 31-34.

Abstract

Much 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 Information
David Blackall and Seth Tenkate. "Freedom of information, truth and the media" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dblackall/13/