Freedom of Information

20 October 1980

Joseph A. Camilleri, 'Freedom of Information', La Trobe University Record, October-November 1980.

Contrary to the conventional wisdom, security, defence and foreign relations should be treated as areas where freedom of information may be legitimately restricted. they are the very areas where disclosure should be considered a political priority. Here the right to know is imperative precisely becuase life and death issues are involved.