[Linux-aus] Missing Minutes
craige at mcwhirter.com.au
Sat Jan 8 11:49:01 UTC 2005
I was hoping to review the minutes of the LA committee this year, prior
to the looming elections, so I could assess the performance of
individuals standing again, yet I've found there are no minutes posted
Any chance that the missing four months of minutes could be posted so
that Linux Australia has some transparency and a record against which we
can review LA committee performance?
". . . we will ask the Auditor-General to draw up new guidelines on what
is an appropriate use of taxpayers' money in this area. There is
clearly a massive difference between necessary Government information
for the community and blatant Government electoral propaganda.
Propaganda should be paid for by political parties."
--John Howard (Press Release, "Auditor-General to
examine Government Advertising", 5 September 1995)
The Truth: The Howard Government never asked the Auditor-general to
examine Government Advertising and they completely ignored the
advertising guidelines recommended by the Auditor-General in 1998.
"In relation to future government advertising, we will explain
government policies where it is necessary. We make absolutely no apology
for that . . . The truth of the matter is that all governments . . .
from time to time have advertised and explained the features of new
--John Howard (Question Without Notice, Hansard,
22 June 2004)
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