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Author Australian Law Reform Commission.

Title Review of secrecy laws : issues paper / Australian Law Reform Commission
Published Sydney : Australian Law Reform Commission, 2008
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Description 262 pages ; 25 cm
Series Issues paper / Australian Law Reform Commission ; 34
Issues paper (Australian Law Reform Commission) ; 34
Contents Terms of reference -- List of participants -- List of questions -- 1. Introduction to the inquiry -- 2. Overview of the secrecy provisions in Commonwealth legisation -- 3. Secrecy provision elements -- 4. Exceptions and defences -- 5. Penalties -- 6. Practical framework for protecting Commonwealth information --- 7. Comparisons and interactions with other laws -- Appendix 1. List of abbreviations -- Appendix 2. Table of secrecy provisions -- Appendix 3. Extracts of key secrecy provisions
Summary On 5 August 2008, the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Robert McClelland MP, asked the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to conduct an Inquiry into options for ensuring a consistent approach across government to the protection of Commonwealth information, balanced against the need to maintain an open and accountable government through providing appropriate access to information
Notes "December 2008"
"You are invited to provide a submission or comment on this Issues Paper"
"The closing date for submissions in response to IP 344 is 19 February 2009"
"Commission reference: IP 34"--Verso t.p
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Commonwealth of Australia 2008
Subject Secrecy -- Law and legislation -- Australia.
Executive privilege (Government information) -- Australia.
Disclosure of information -- Law and legislation -- Australia.
ISBN 9780980415346 (paperback)