Quest for Public Information


It’s up there with the Holy Grail, the Golden Fleece, even Kevin Rudd’s crusade for the United Nations. It’s the Great Quest for Public Information in Australia. We’ve been bounced from the corporate regulator to the Department of Finance, back to the regulator once more, then on to Treasury.

Find out where we are off to next in our pilgrimage to access what they call “public information” in Australia; information about the world’s biggest companies, about the tax affairs of multinationals, information critical to the public interest, information which is supposedly public. Today, we interview forensic accountant and fellow quester Jeff Knapp from the University of NSW.

  • Sean Mcgee

    Unpubic Information .. Great bit of sleuthing.. Looking forward to any results you guys come up with .. Keep up the good work!

    • cheers Sean, it’s slated for sale in November or thereabouts but I don’t reckon it will happen once the public understands what is going on

  • Andrew

    How this information isn’t freely available on a website befuddles me. It’s right up there with Mike Baird wanting to sell Land Titles Office.

    What are they thinking?