Freedom of information survey for journalists

6 May 2010

Written by: Lawrie Zion

I appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey. The purpose of this research is to explore how Australia’s Freedom of Information (FoI) law has affected journalists. The survey covers your uses and knowledge of FoI law, your views on the law itself, and what you think of the Rudd government’s proposed changes?

The survey has 11 sections and will take you 10 minutes to complete – the time it takes to finish a latte. Your answers will be kept completely confidential. Where consent is given, survey participants may be contacted for a follow up interview. When the survey is complete please fill out the consent form and return to the following address:

Perrin Brown

FoI Survey Consent Form
PhD Candidate
Media and Cinema Studies Program,

La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086

Or email: 

The survey can be found here.

Many thanks, Perrin

Perrin Brown is a PhD student at La Trobe University. You can hear him talking about his thesis and this survey on epsiode 5 of upcast