Forestry takes FOI dispute to court -
Posted Thu Apr 1, 2010 9:40am AEDTA freedom of information dispute between Forestry Tasmania and the Tasmanian Ombudsman has been taken to the Supreme Court.
In mid-March, State Ombudsman Simon Allston made a ruling regarding the disclosure of costs associated with Forestry Tasmania's television program, Going Bush.
The general manager of Forestry Tasmania, Hans Drielsma, says the disclosure of such information could harm their commercial competitiveness and is calling on the Supreme Court to review the Ombudsman's ruling.
"The matter related to the issue of whether the release of information would or would not lead to competitive disadvantage for Forestry Tasmania...because of the significance of that particular issue we are seeking a review," he said.
Mr Allston says he is will not comment on the matter until the details of the ruling are made public.