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The federal government’s secrecy over priority projects is set to be challenged by a major environmental organisation with the help of a top lawyer. Geoffrey Watson SC will argue the Australian Conservation Foundation’s case at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, with the first steps to be taken on Tuesday. ACF are filing the case at the AAT challenging Environment Minister Sussan Ley’s refusal to release documents requested through Freedom of Information laws. The documents are two emails between Ms Ley and Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s offices, relating to 15 projects that were declared a priority for Australia’s economic recovery and would be fast-tracked. ACF’s Jolene Elberth says the emails could reveal how those…



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