1980 Summer Olympics - Australian boycott
Harry Blutstein made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
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Dear Australian Security Intelligence Organisation,
I ma interested in documents/files that relate to the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow and the possible boycott of those Games.
Professor Harry Blutstein
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While ASIO is exempt from the FOIA, it voluntarily provides documents and files, provided they do not compromise their operations and they redact names. I received all the files on the 1956 Olympics without any problems.I would hope that I could do the same for the 1980 Olympics.
I therefore ask for the relevant files to be identified and provided to me.
Dr Harry Blutstein
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We refer to your email of 15 July 2020 seeking an internal review. We
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Australian Information Commissioner review; and
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