Journalists and Freedom of Information

18 November 2009

Written by: Lawrie Zion

La Trobe PhD student Perrin Brown is researching the effects of Freedom of Information (FoI) policy on Australian journalists, and he’s keen to hear from jounalists from all over the country who are willing to be part of a survey he’s conducting. As he recently told The Wire, with proposed reforms to the 1982 FoI laws  likely to pass through parliament in the near future, his research is being conducted at a particularly interesting time.

You can listen to the interview  here, and Perrin can be contacted on 0403 548 494 or For more details about Perrin’s research project, see this earlier article in upstart.

And here at upstart, we’re especially interested to hear of journalism research projects for our new section, the incubator, which aims to provide a forum for journalism researchers from all over Australia. To seek additional infomration or submit details of your own journalism research project, please email us at