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Deja vu Queensland under the Newman Government:  ‘There’s a worrying thread running through decisionmaking in Canberra’, writes Rodney Tiffen in Inside Story (6 June 2014): ‘Since its beginnings, the government has made a series of decisions that mean public scrutiny of its policies and their implementation is more difficult.’   Tiffin concludes that what is at stake in these moves to reduce public transparency and public knowledge is not only who gains partisan advantage, but also, and much more importantly, the capacity of citizens and consumers to make informed choices. As they proceed, Australian democracy will become the poorer.’

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