Colin Barnett and the lies on transparency

“It has been a constant priority of this government to move to restore integrity and to promote fair, open and accountable government.”

But then Premier Colin Barnett today said the Government would review the decision and “take whatever steps are necessary”.

Today I read that a number of residents had won the right to view secret documents over the development of the Packer Casino.  Hiding behind the cloak of business discussions thatcannot be made public is a pathetic attempt at keeping people in the dark.  I hope the victory for the residents brings about a change in government transparency, a real transparency.  It should be deemed necessary that Labor and Liberal State governments make it known that any corporation wishes to deal with the state government have to accept all agreements to be made publically available including the draft and meetings.