Two weeks since Katy Gallagher shared her media releases with the public

johnboy 15 July 2011 2

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has been talking a big game on transparency.

But when it comes to letting the public see what she’s sending out to her tame media it seems we have a different story.

Over on the Chief Minister’s media room it’s been two weeks since she’s added anything. All the other Minister’s have had something to say and when it came to acting for Simon Corbell a media release was definitely produced, but not published to the web.

Yes, there have been a lot of radio interviews, but no transcripts published.

A twitter account is not the same thing as transparency and accountability.

Here’s a screenshot in case anything happens to that page:

katy gallagher's media room

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2 Responses to Two weeks since Katy Gallagher shared her media releases with the public
damien haas damien haas 12:09 am 16 Jul 11

Funny that this post has appeared. i was thinking about this the other day. Theres too many news items in the local media, all similarly worded – so obviously they are taking the text from a media release (journos being fairly umm lazy). I suspect that an email list with favoured/ reliable journos has been used and ministerial ‘releases’ sent out in that way.

Often i prefer to read the actual media release than the journo filtered version. Its annoying that they are bypassing this basic tool of accountability.

housebound housebound 5:12 pm 15 Jul 11

To be fair, it’s not like IntACT could even keep up with the change of CM.

But in reality, there’s probably been a stck of non-public media releases – ie given out to only a few favourites as JB said. In case it’s Katy’s fault, here’s what a google showed up. Some of them must have been backed by press releases:
ACT Cabinet goes digital / ACT cabinet switches on to iPad’s benefits?
Swamped solar scheme shuts
?More needs to be done to fix courts: Gallagher
?Child-care decision angers Flynn group
?Chief Minister Katy Gallagher yesterday unveiled new transparency measures that she said would make the ACT cabinet the most open in …
Gallagher opens up Cabinet to scrutiny
ACT to baulk at Majura Parkway tolls
?Majura Parkway ‘should be tollway’? ABC Online
Carbon tax to help ambitious ACT target
?ACT’s high earners won’t get same as the rest? The Canberra Times
Infrastructure plan ‘offers long term certainty’?

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