Department acts to stop release of documents on probe into land-clearing by company linked to Angus Taylor

Legal action taken to block information on investigation into illegal land-clearing by Jam Land Pty Ltd after commissioner ordered its release

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water has taken legal action to block Guardian Australia from accessing documents about an investigation into illegal land-clearing by Jam Land Pty Ltd in which the shadow treasurer, Angus Taylor, and his brother Richard had interests.

After a four-year battle with the department, which began in April 2018, the Australian information commissioner last month ordered the release of 11 documents.

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