[LINK] Bugbear runs rampant in Australian parliament
Fri, 25 Oct 2002 18:39:06 +1000 (EST)
On Fri, 25 Oct 2002, Simon Davis wrote:
> Howard Lowndes wrote:
> > On Fri, 25 Oct 2002, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > > some of this stuff should, perhaps, be available to the
> > public anyway :-)
> > Bullshit do they have an obligation to keep personal
> > information private.
> > I tried to take
> > this up with the OFPC but he could do nothing as the Civil Aviation Act
> > says that CASA shall make the register publically available is such manner
> > as they determine.
> As Howard points out not all personal information collected by the
> Commonwealth is kept private--but that is only because some laws require
> that information to be made public. The electrol roll is perhaps the best
> example of this.
Agreed, but you can't download the electoral role in one simple file,
neither can you download the telephone directory. If you want to search
the electoral role you go to an AEC office.
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