National cabinet secrecy ‘a convenient lie’

Constitutional law expert Professor Anne Twomey has attacked legislation that will see the national cabinet become a sub-committee of the federal cabinet. The legislation has been quickly introduced after the Federal Court rejected an attempt by the federal government to label it as such, so as to exclude it from freedom of information laws.

Twomey says the legislation is seeking to achieve a “convenient lie”, while former counsel assisting the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption Geoffrey Watson, SC, has labelled the legislation as a “joke”.

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