many depts use the "please clarify" method as an excuse to stop requests in their track, often setting time limits on when people can clarify. granted, some requests flat out don't make sense, but it's far too often used as an excuse to not perform the work. good on the abc!
A hearty commendation for our @firstname.lastname@example.org FOI team. On @RightToKnowAu@twitter.com where they've been asked for something ill defined, ABC asks for clarification - they dont get a reply - but the ABC just goes ahead and actions it to their best understanding! 👏🥳eg https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/cost_of_current_litigation_again
the only positive example i have ever seen of someone being a 'free man on the land' on @RightToKnowAu@twitter.com - a water authority just decided to give up on an FOI application fee (something i think should not exist anyway) rather than deal. good on you steven. https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/i_am_requesting_documents_that_c
The story of a perfect art heist, via a cartoon by @email@example.com and myself: https://bloom.bg/3g1tvgm
FYI Aus.Social was broken with Keybase for a few hours, but it's fixed now... and @bestthingsbot is back
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this man tweets like he's huffing his own farts
Satire is a prisma magnus through which the stark and often confronting spectral dimensions of life can be studied through the softening filter of humour. Aristophanes flinches in his grave as a feckless zeitgeist takes hold.
TIL that Bob Hawke was the first who floated the idea for work for the dole, and John Howard almost immediately pounced on the idea to bring it to fruition. https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/FlagPost/2017/April/Work_for_the_Dole_program_to_stay
Lol this criticism got more engagement originally than vans original share https://twitter.com/vanbadham/status/1159648758813974528?s=21