This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Review of policies for monitoring, tracking or intercepting mail'.



 
8 November 2016 
 
 
Luke Bacon 
via email: [FOI #2310 email] 
 
 
Dear Mr Bacon 
 
RE: Application for documents under the Commonwealth Freedom of Information Act 1982 
 
I refer to your Freedom of Information request received on 3 October 2016 in which you seek 
access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (“FOI Act”).  You have requested 
the fol owing from Australia Post: 
 
 
 “…the latest document…that describes or reviews [Australia Post’s] policy for tracking, monitoring 
or intercepting mail to specific groups or individuals]. ...” 
 
I am informed by Australia Post’s General Manager, Corporate Security Group that Australia Post 
does not have any documents pertaining to your request.  Australia Post does not track or monitor 
for the purpose of intercepting mail to specific groups or individuals but wil  al ow Commonwealth 
and State law enforcement agencies to undertake these activities upon application.  Accordingly if 
such documents exist, they would be held by those external agencies. 
 
Decision 
 
Having taken al  reasonable steps to find documents relating to your request, I am satisfied that 
no such document exists.  Accordingly pursuant to s.24A of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 
your request for documents is refused.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
 
Rights of Review 
 
If you are unhappy with this decision you have the right to seek either; 
 
(i) 
An internal review by writing within 30 days of receiving this letter to Australia Post, 
FOI Review Officer, Legal Services Group, GPO Box 1777, Melbourne VIC 3001, 
[Australia Post request email]; o
(ii) 
A review of this decision by writing within 60 days of receiving this letter to the 
Information Commissioner, GPO Box 2999, Canberra ACT 2601, Fax: 02 9284 9666, 
[email address].  
Yours sincerely, 
 
 
Anna Oliver 
FOI Officer 
Australia Post 
[Australia Post request email] 
 
 
Legal Group 
W: auspost.com.au 
Level 11, 111 Bourke St Melbourne VIC 3000 
GPO Box 1777 MELBOURNE VIC 3001