The federal government has announced that the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010 will take effect on 1 November, Government News reports. The law will see the start of Professor John McMillan as the country's first information commissioner, the report states. "The Rudd Government is committed to driving a cultural shift across the bureaucracy and the opening of this new independent office and the government's enhancement of the FOI Act fulfill that," said Sen. Joe Ludwig. McMillan said the new office marks "historic change in Australian democratic practice."
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