Skip to main content
 
Youngman Consultancy Blog 
Through the use of Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and this Blog, Youngman Consultancy demonstrates its commitment to ensuring people have the help needed to address their right to hold governments accountable and protect their own privacy. It is only by knowing your rights and being prepared to speak up that you can ensure a just society for all of its members.
.
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.
Friday, October 05 2012
The main issues in the article are the intention to include previously exempt bodies under the coverage of FOI, but, more interestingly is the proposal to extend FOI to “non-public bodies benefitting from significant Exchequer funding,”.
.
Basically it means that where organisations receive significant government funding they will be covered by an Order declared by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, so there will be no misunderstanding as to what organisations are subject to FOI.
.
What a great idea. For too long government agencies subject to FOI have sought to muddy the waters by outsourcing their responsibilities to private sector organisations in an attempt to avoid awkward questions or situations. Bravo Ireland.
Posted by: Youngman Consultancy AT 02:30 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Comments:

Post comment
Name
 *
Email Address

Message
(max 750 characters)
*
* Required Fields
Note: All comments are subject to approval. Your comment will not appear until it has been approved.

Youngman Consultancy | Expert advice in GIPA (FOI) and Privacy
Servicing all areas of NSW
Phone: 0425 372 262
Email: phillip@youngmanconsultancy.com.au
Create a Website Australia | DIY Website Builder