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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

New Zealand and Australia experience a different path in FOI development

New Zealand and Australia experience a different path in FOI development, although both countries have a lot in common, such as ‘long term, stable liberal democracies with a strong Westminster system that heavily favored official secrecy’.[1] The path of New Zealand is a harmony one in which most of government officials and the public support this reform, while the path of Australia is a conflict one in which government’s attitude towards transparency is different from the public. The reasons behind this divergent path in Australia and New Zealand deserve more analysis.


[1] Rick Snell, ‘Freedom of Information Practices’ (2006) 13 Agenda 291, 293.

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