What's in a public servant's name? That which we call a [redacted]

By Richard Mulgan
Updated August 6 2019 - 9:14am, first published 12:00am

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has a low profile these days, more out of necessity than choice. The Rudd government founded it during its major restructure of information policy, then the Abbott government targeted it for abolition in its first expenditure-slashing budget. Though the Senate blocked the formal repeal, the office was starved of funds and the role of its commissioner, along with that of the freedom of information commissioner, was combined with that of privacy commissioner.

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