In the recent McKinnon decision the High Court considered access to Treasury documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) where the Minister had issued a ‘conclusive’ certificate that disclosure was contrary to the public interest. The case is fundamentally about who decides what is in the public interest, and whether there is any scope for independent external review of a Minister’s decision.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Melbourne University Law Review|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- freedom of information applications
- independent external review