Appendix 2 - Public Hearings

Appendix 2Public Hearings

Monday, 28 August 2023

Barossa Room

Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour

100 Murray Street

Darling Harbour

Australian Press Council

Ms Yvette Lamont, CEO and Executive Director

Country Press Australia

Mr Peter Kennedy, Executive Officer

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Ms Ingrid Silver, General Counsel

Australia's Right To Know Coalition

Mr Michael McKinnon, Representative

Refugee Advice and Casework Service

Ms Sarah Dale, Principal Solicitor and Centre Director

Ms Mursal Rahimi, Policy & Casework Solicitor

NSW Council for Civil Liberties

Mr Stephen Blanks, Executive Member

Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Mr Johathan Hall Spence, Principal Solicitor

Mr Mitchell Skipsey, Senior Solicitor, Strategic Litigation

Grata Fund

Ms Isabelle Reinecke, Executive Director

Mr Mohammad Omar, Acting General Counsel

Ms Courtney Law, Strategic Litigation Solicitor

Mr Geoffrey Watson SC

Mr Rex Patrick, Private capacity

Dr Amanda-Jane George, Private capacity

Professor Julie-Anne Tarr, Private capacity

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Mr Michael Hawkins AM, Registrar

Ms Alison Nesbitt, Executive Director, Review Support

Tuesday, 29 August 2023

Committee Room 2S3

Parliament House


Mr Leo Hardiman PSM KC, Private capacity

Law Council of Australia (via videoconference)

Mr Luke Murphy, President

Mr Graeme Johnson, Member, Administrative Law Committee

Mr John Farrell, Senior Policy Advisor

Professor John McMillan AO, Private capacity

Australian Conservation Foundation (via videoconference)

Mr Adam Beeson, General Counsel

Ms Annica Schoo, Lead Investigator

The Australia Institute

Mr William Browne, Director, Democracy & Accountability Program

Department of Home Affairs

Ms Clare Sharp, Group Manager, Legal

Mr Steve Biddle, Assistant Secretary, FOI and Records Management

Ms Emily Brooks, Director, Freedom of Information

Australian Financial Security Authority

Ms Elyse Harrald-Woods, National Manager Government Business

Mr Matthew Osborne, Principal Legal Officer

Attorney-General's Department

Mr Simon Newnham, Deputy Secretary, Integrity & International Group

Ms Catherine Fitch, Assistant Secretary, Information Law Branch

Ms Elizabeth Brayshaw, A/g First Assistant Secretary, Integrity Frameworks Division

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Ms Angelene Falk, Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner

Ms Toni Pirani, Acting Freedom of Information Commissioner