Analysis

Releasing cabinet papers is key to open government. The ACT needs a better system

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
January 29 2022 - 6:30pm
Chief minister Jon Stanhope, Andrew Barr and treasurer Katy Gallagher at the 2010 ACT budget lock up. Picture: Graham Tidy

Cabinet documents are a crucial tool in understanding how governments work. Kept locked away for years after decisions are taken, their eventual release offers to shed new light on how politicians tackled the issues that faced them.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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