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Principles of privacy and freedom of information (6 points)


Leader: Ms Moira Paterson

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: The subject provides a comprehensive and critical examination of current issues relating to laws which affect public information in the possession of, or generated by, the federal and Victorian governments (including statutory authorities and municipalities). Topics covered include statutory requirements to provide reasons for decisions, public access to hearings and meetings, freedom of information, breach of confidence, public interest immunity, legal professional privilege, Crown copyright, statutory secrecy provisions and privacy.

Assessment: Research assignment (3750 words): 50% + Class examination (1.5 hours): 50%

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