Our reference: 18/168813
29 May 2018
By email: [FOI #4610 email]
Freedom of Information Request ACIC 18-36
I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.
taken your request to be for:
Copies of all briefings, communications, forms, reports, documents or notes mentioning or
regarding the not-for-profit media organization WikiLeaks or its Australian staff, including
but not limited to Julian Assange.
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