Ombudsman slams RTA secrecy

The NSW Ombudsman has released a report in which he slams the Roads and Traffic Authority’s secrecy and use of high-powered lawyers to stop access to information.  He has referred the matter to the Independent Commission Against Corruption.  Read the transcript or listen to the ABC’s PM program story.

The Marrickville Transport Action Group recently put in a Freedom of Information request for all documents relating to plans to extend the M4 motorway, including a tunnel under Marrickville.  185 documents were discovered, but none released.  The Ombudsman’s report puts this refusal to release information in a new light.

Read Lee Rhiannon’s press release on why the  M4 East will fail.

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