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A judge has found the National Cabinet isn’t a cabinet, so let’s put it out of its misery

6 August 2021

2:36 PM

6 August 2021

2:36 PM

Senator Rex Patrick is your typical independent Senate crossbench ambulance chaser. Having been carried into parliament on the long-receded Nick Xenophon tide, he is driven to prove his usefulness as a tribune of the people, purple-prosed press releases and all.

But in taking on the Morrison government over the confidentiality of National Cabinet records, the soon to be ex-senator has done us all a worthwhile service.

Patrick sought access to National Cabinet documents under the federal Freedom of Information Act. 

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