Senator Rex Patrick is difficult in court docket the concept that national cabinet and the COVID fee are entitled to cabinet confidentiality.
A legal showdown this week may unravel a key a part of the Morrison authorities’s secrecy regime, permitting Australians to lastly view deliberations inside national cabinet and the now defunct National COVID-19 Commission.
Independent Senator Rex Patrick is difficult the notion that the national cabinet is a cabinet and entitled to cabinet confidentiality guidelines. If he’s profitable, the federal government should launch deliberations, papers and outcomes from the national cabinet if requested under freedom of knowledge.
The case is ready to be heard earlier than Federal Court decide Richard White within the Administrative Appeals Tribunal tomorrow.
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