well it sucked a little less than i thought it would but overall - still sucked.
TFW you realise you'll never get a breakdown ever again of internet access method for australia (eg fibre, vdsl, wireless), because @firstname.lastname@example.org only record the nebulous "NBN" vs "Non-NBN". pour one out for the real og's at @ABSStats@twitter.com who did it correctly. https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8153.0
Any journo got a spare $888 to give to the DTA to find out exactly how much the CovidSafe app was a failure from the getgo? https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/bcg_and_covidsafe asking for this guy
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 @email@example.com 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 @firstname.lastname@example.org and myself: https://bloom.bg/3g1tvgm
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