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 May 13, 2014  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Non-U.S.

John Hilvert reports:

Australian Information Commissioner John McMillian will lose his role leading the OAIC, with the Abbott Government disbanding the peak privacy and FOI authority in the name of budget savings.

McMillan told iTnews that he only heard about the plans to abolish his office a week ago and said he is disappointed with the decision.

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner is one of dozens of federal entities being dismantled to collectively return $500 million to the budget.

The OAIC runs on a budget of $10.6 million per annum, including 63.3 Commonwealth funded FTE staff and 15.82 funded under MOUs for targeted privacy jobs.

Read more on ITnews.

h/t, @NZprivacy

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