Australia's Freedom of Information (FOI) laws are under attack. Ministers and agencies now routinely reject FOI requests on questionable grounds that are almost never tested in court.
FOI laws are a cornerstone of our democracy. Vulnerable communities use information obtained through FOI requests to expose abuse and prevent harm: institutional racism, abuse in elder care facilities and more.
We've drawn up a 'litigation hit list' of the Government's 5 worst and most widely used excuses that we think could be illegal. Now we want to make sure that vulnerable communities and their advocates can get their cases to court.
With your support:
- $50 could fund us to identify the right FOIs to support - to stop the Government gaming the system
- $100 could help us connect FOI users to an expert legal team - helping them get their day in court
- $250 could help fund the costs of an appeal to the Federal Court - holding the Government accountable
All donations of $2 and over are tax deductible in Australia. If we raise more than the cost of this campaign, your donation will be used to help cover the cost of ongoing, important Grata work.