The ABC brings word of concern at the National Archives over moves to release information after 20 years instead of 30.
“What we’re talking about is national security essentially, and personal sensitivity … 20 years can be mid career or operationally for a national security issue, it can be still a live operation,” he said.
“The risk is increased enormously, we have to be that much more careful.”
It’s going to be one hell of a data dump when a whole decade gets released instead of the usual single year.
One can’t help thinking the Hawke Government is going to get less than usual historical scrutiny under this move.
UPDATE: Apparently the information will be released at double the rate to catch up rather than as a single dump.