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    Australia Spent AU$ 3 million on GAC, But Will Stop Now | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 12 comments | Search Discussion
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    Another View?
    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Thursday March 21 2002, @12:02PM (#5488)
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    Having thought about this a bit, it seems to me at least possible that none of this money may actually have gone into the GAC's coffers. "GAC support" after all, could be supporting the attendence of people to the meetings, and maybe in-kind support, e.g. paying for the room. Conceivably GAC itself never saw the money....
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    by hofjes on Thursday March 21 2002, @01:34PM (#5490)
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    Perhaps, but I cannot feel comfortable about it until I see an accounting.

    We are all just speculating.

    It's too bad we cannot investigate the red flag and find out the facts.
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      Re: Another View?
      by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Thursday March 21 2002, @01:49PM (#5491)
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      Perhaps Australia has its own version of the FOIA and some interested person down under could file a request. -g
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        Re: Another View?
        by lumpy (lumpy@lumpy.lumpy) on Wednesday March 27 2002, @02:00AM (#5574)
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        why don't you just ask the person at NOIE (National Office for the Information Economy) in Canberra that has been responsible for it. Her contact details are:

        Donna Austin
        Co-ordinator, GAC Secretariat
        National Office for the Information Economy
        GPO Box 390
        CANBERRA ACT 2601 AUSTRALIA
        Ph. [+61]2 6271 1025
        Fax. [+61]2 6271 1780
        Email donna.austin@noie.gov.au

        or try the Minister for Communications:
        Senator the Hon Richard Alston
        Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
        Suite MG70
        Parliament House
        Canberra ACT 2600 AUSTRALIA
        Telephone: + 61 2 6277 7480
        Fax: + 61 2 6273 4154
        Email: minister@dcita.gov.au

        I doubt they'll have much to hide. BTW Australia does have comprehensive FOI legislation.
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