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Freedom of information, truth and the media

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Abstract


  • Much of the evidence from the 2002 Senate Select Committee inquiry into a 'Certain Maritime

    Incident' must be viewed as inconclusive, as most of the critical information was kept secret. A

    number of federal government departments and agencies refused to reveal to committee

    hearings most of their critical information on intelligence relating to border protection, asylumseekers,

    people-smugglers, double agents and a tragic boat sinking. The final Senate report

    stated that much of the intelligence material has been heavily censored and as a consequence,

    gaps exist in the intelligence picture on the tragic sinking of the boat named SIEV X.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Blackall, D. R. & Tenkate, S. "Freedom of information, truth and the media." Precedent .89 (2008): 31-34.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1057&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/58

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 31

End Page


  • 34

Issue


  • 89

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Much of the evidence from the 2002 Senate Select Committee inquiry into a 'Certain Maritime

    Incident' must be viewed as inconclusive, as most of the critical information was kept secret. A

    number of federal government departments and agencies refused to reveal to committee

    hearings most of their critical information on intelligence relating to border protection, asylumseekers,

    people-smugglers, double agents and a tragic boat sinking. The final Senate report

    stated that much of the intelligence material has been heavily censored and as a consequence,

    gaps exist in the intelligence picture on the tragic sinking of the boat named SIEV X.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Blackall, D. R. & Tenkate, S. "Freedom of information, truth and the media." Precedent .89 (2008): 31-34.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1057&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/58

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 31

End Page


  • 34

Issue


  • 89

Place Of Publication


  • Australia