Phil Goff appeared before the same inquiry that I will appear before on Thursday.
Back in 2011 I asked a simple OIA request, as I am entitled to by law, every citizen has this right. The SIS responded but not before Phil Goff delayed the request.
What is worse I ask you? The fact that I followed the law and received and OIA response…or the fact that Phil Goff attempted to delay or prevent the release because it was embarrassing for him.
Phil Goff was interviewed by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security today, and in the process admitted on oath to unlawfully delaying an OIA request:
When I spoke to the Director of the SIS who phoned me suggesting he intended to release the documents immediately, he was coy about whether he knew of the identity of the Mr Slater who had requested the documents sought under the OIA. He then acknowledged that he did know who Cameron Slater was. The documents were to be released immediately until I challenged why the SIS was acting in the way he proposed. He at that point suggested he would delay the release for a number of days. Â Â Read more »