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Prime minister’s department says granting FOI request on taxpayer-funded research would ‘prejudice’ government

Department rejects bid to access project linked to ‘comeback’ campaign while Labor calls the spending inappropriate

Scott Morrison’s department and his political office have rejected freedom of information requests for access to taxpayer-funded research undertaken by Jim Reed, a long-term researcher for Liberal party pollster Crosby Textor.

Reed, who now runs his own agency, Resolve Strategic, was awarded a $541,750 contract by limited tender in April to undertake market research related to Covid-19 for the prime minister’s department.

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