Freedom of Information for Planning Research and Practice in Australia: Examples, Implications, and Potential Remedies

  title={Freedom of Information for Planning Research and Practice in Australia: Examples, Implications, and Potential Remedies},
  author={J. Schapper and Sam McLeod and D. Hedgcock and Courtney Babb},
  journal={Urban Policy and Research},
  pages={106 - 119}
ABSTRACT Freedom of Information (FOI) laws are essential for democratic transparency and accountability of government. FOI, in theory, creates rights to access planning information held by governments, including records about land, resources, infrastructure, policy, and decision-making. FOI often escapes the full understanding of students, researchers, professionals, and advocates who may benefit from employing it. To bridge this gap, we profile FOI in Australia, reflecting on issues of… Expand


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