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If no one said All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.”, then someone should have, because it is true. The same thing goes for bullies and injustice. As scary as it can be, if you are going to consider yourself human, then you have to speak out for what it right.
Tuesday, July 10 2012
Peter Timmins in his Open and Shut Blog talks about the failure of FOI in South Australia http://foi-privacy.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/foi-in-south-australia-not-healthy.html
The problem with agencies wether not meeting their FOI responsibilities or intentionally trying to stall the process or withhold documents in order to avoid embarrassment is due to a lack of role models at the state and agency level.
It is difficult for FOI Officers to meet spirit of FOI and the concept of openness and accountability when senior officers and/or the government do not provide guidance in the way they act or deal with difficult matters.
If you make decisions, by definition, at some stage, you are likely to make a wrong decision, even if it is only seen as such by some people. But the point is you made the decision, you have to be prepared to stand by it and be judged accordingly.
Unfortunately, not all politicians and public servants are prepared to face the accountability of open judgement.
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