Secrecy law criticised as not deterring corruption

1 A new law, recently passed by state parliament, will make City Council documents exempt from Freedom of Information laws.
1 The City of Brisbane Act, passed last night, makes documents viewed by council cabinet inaccessible for 10 years, similar to 30 year secrecy bans on state and federal documents.
1 Both the government and the LNP opposition supported the bill, leaving only independent MPs in opposition. Former LNP MP Rob Messenger said that the bill would worsen corruption.
1 But the current city council, led by Lord Mayor Cambell Newman, defended the bill. He said that it was important to shield cabinet debates from public viewing.

Posted via email from 4ZZZ News

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