National cabinet ruling: Senator Rex Patrick claims a 'magnificent victory' for transparency

Karen Barlow
Updated August 6 2021 - 7:47am, first published August 5 2021 - 6:28pm
Senator Rex Patrick. Picture: Karleen Minney
Senator Rex Patrick. Picture: Karleen Minney

Independent Senator Rex Patrick has claimed a "magnificent victory" for transparency and urged the Prime Minister to change the way he does business after the Administrative Appeals Tribunal found national cabinet is not a "cabinet".

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

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