Following yesterday’s leak of the government’s metadata policy document, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has challenged Attorney General George Brandis to publish his own metadata online.
As part of a debate around metadata policy that saw the Greens win support for an order to force the government to formally table its documents detailing its specific definition for metadata, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam queried whether or not Attorney General George Brandis would publish his metadata online for a period of one week “since after all if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear”.
Brandis’ response to the question?
“I’m disappointed, Senator Ludlam, because I know you take this area of policy seriously, that you would have concluded your question with such a flippant observation. I, like you, Senator Ludlam, will comply with my legal obligations.”
So I guess that would be a no, then.