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S22(1)(a)(ii)
S22(1)(a)(ii)
Warringah 
NSW 
Tony 
Abbott 
Previous Cabinet 
Minister 
S22(1)(a)(ii)
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(www.blackberry.com)
From: S47F(1)
Date: Friday, 02 Aug 2019, 4:25 pm
To: S47F(1)
, Wellington, Tim <[email address]>
Subject: FW: CPAC talking points [DLM=For-Official-Use-Only]
For Official Use Only
FYI
From: Atkinson, Lucinda 
Sent: Friday, 2 August 2019 4:20 PM
To: S47F(1)
Cc: AGO DLO; Transparency; Walter, Andrew
Subject: CPAC talking points [DLM=For-Official-Use-Only]
For Official Use Only
Hi S47F(1)
As requested, below are some points about the CPAC letter and FITS in case this is raised with
the AGO. Happy to discuss.
L
______________
Talking Points
· The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (the scheme) commenced on 10 December
2018. The scheme is designed to provide the public and government decision-makers with
visibility of the nature, level and extent of foreign influence on Australia's government and
political process.
· The scheme does not prevent people or groups from participating in political conversations,
expressing views about a government or political party or advocating their political
opinions on various platforms. Nor should the scheme deter people from doing so. Rather,
the scheme is intended to ensure that the source of the interests being represented
through such activities is clear and appropriately disclosed.
· The scheme requires people or entities undertaking certain activities on behalf of a foreign
principal to register, unless an exemption applies. Foreign principals include foreign
governments and foreign political organisations. Relevant activities include
‘communications activities’, like speeches, where the aim of the activity is to influence
public views on matters relating to Australian federal government policies and decisions.
· My department administers the scheme. As the scheme is relatively new, when the
department becomes aware of activities which might attract registration obligations, the
department will typically write to those involved to ensure they are aware of the
obligations under the scheme.
· [I am aware of reports that] My department has written to the President of LibertyWorks
Inc. (LibertyWorks), Mr Andrew Cooper, in relation to his organisation’s role in promoting
the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Australia 2019 in
conjunction with the American Conservative Union (ACU). I understand the letter drew
LibertyWorks’ attention to the operation of the scheme and sought their cooperation to
ensure those speaking at the conference are also aware of the obligations imposed by the
scheme.
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· It is a matter for potential registrants to determine whether or not they are required to
register. It would not be appropriate to comment further. More information about the
scheme is available at www.ag.gov.au/transparency.
Background
Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Australia 2019
· On 22 July 2019, senior representatives of the Integrity and Security Division provided the
Shadow Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP, with a briefing on
implementation of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (the scheme). During the
meeting, Mr Dreyfus queried the application of the scheme to foreign political
organisations holding events in Australia. He specifically raised the upcoming Conservative
Political Action Conference (CPAC) to be held in Sydney on 9-11 August 2019, as an
example of an event that may trigger registration obligations under the scheme and asked
what the Department planned to do about it.
· The CPAC website describes the event as being jointly organised by the American
Conservative Union (ACU) and Australian organisation LibertyWorks Inc. (LibertyWorks).
The website lists Australian President of LibertyWorks, Mr Andrew Cooper, as the event’s
co-host.
· The ACU’s purpose is to promote and advocate for conservative values, policies, and political
candidates. The ACU has held annual CPAC conferences in the US since 1973 and has
previously co-hosted events in Israel and Japan.
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· Further, individuals who have agreed to speak as part of the event may also be liable to
register. In this regard, we note several of the speakers are former Cabinet Ministers or
recent designated position holders, subject to more extensive obligations under the
scheme.
· In order to ensure LibertyWorks and others are made aware of their potential obligations as
quickly as possible, the Department wrote to LibertyWorks on 2 August 2019 outlining its
potential obligations under the Act and requesting that it bring the scheme to the
attention of speakers.
· The Department has chosen not to write directly to former Cabinet Ministers and recent
designated position holders who are listed as speakers at CPAC, as letters to these
individuals would be unlikely to reach them in advance of the event. Instead, the
Department will ensure that future outreach to these people takes into account the
possible obligations which may arise from participation in this event.
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From: Atkinson, Lucinda <[email address]>
Date: Friday, 02 Aug 2019, 6:10 pm
To: S22(1)(a)(ii)
Subject: AGO re CPAC speakers - one urgent question! [DLM=For Official Use Only]
For Official Use Only
Hi both
S42(1)
I’ve told him I’ll get him a list of the relevant people so he can get contacts for us, but I’m
struggling. Our minute to AW says that there are ‘at least 14’ who fall into these categories, but
when I go to the webpage, I can only identify 5, possibly 6:
· THE HON. TONY ABBOTT
S47F(1)
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· S47F(1)
 is no longer showing on the confirmed speakers page, but is still showing on
the front page)
I suspect the list on their website has changed, but wanted to check if you think I’m missing
something?
S42(1)
3. On Monday, we will need to quickly generate letters to each of the people identified for
Andrew’s/Sarah’s signature and be ready to go with them once we have details. I think
we should be able to largely base this on previous corro to former Cab Mins with the
added need for urgent consideration ahead of CPAC.
L
Lucinda Atkinson
Assistant Secretary | Institutional Integrity Branch
Attorney-General’s Department
3-5 National Circuit | Barton ACT 2600
T S47E(d)
 M S47E(d)
 | [email address]
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From: Atkinson, Lucinda <[email address]>
Date: Friday, 02 Aug 2019, 6:24 pm
To: Wellington, Tim <[email address]>, S47F(1)
 S47F(1)
, Walter, Andrew <[email address]>, Chidgey, Sarah
<[email address]>, S22(1)(a)(ii)
Subject: RE: CPAC talking points [DLM=For-Official-Use-Only]
S42(1)
Also, as discussed I’ve just slightly revised the language below (background, in green) about the
number of confirmed speakers who are former Cabinet Ministers and recent designated position
holders, as the list on the CPAC website seems to have changed since we made the initial
assessment.
At the moment, the people in those categories who are listed (and would not be otherwise
exempt) are:
· THE HON. TONY ABBOTT
S47F(1)
S47F(1)
If you are able to identify contact details for any of these people, it would help us immensely.
S42(1)
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S22(1)(a)(ii)
From: Atkinson, Lucinda 
Sent: Friday, 2 August 2019 4:20 PM
To: S47F(1)
Cc: AGO DLO; Transparency; Walter, Andrew
Subject: CPAC talking points [DLM=For-Official-Use-Only]
For Official Use Only
Hi S47F(1)
As requested, below are some points about the CPAC letter and FITS in case this is raised with
the AGO. Happy to discuss.
L
______________
Talking Points
· The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (the scheme) commenced on 10 December
2018. The scheme is designed to provide the public and government decision-makers with
visibility of the nature, level and extent of foreign influence on Australia's government and
political process.
· The scheme does not prevent people or groups from participating in political conversations,
expressing views about a government or political party or advocating their political
opinions on various platforms. Nor should the scheme deter people from doing so. Rather,
the scheme is intended to ensure that the source of the interests being represented
through such activities is clear and appropriately disclosed.
· The scheme requires people or entities undertaking certain activities on behalf of a foreign
principal to register, unless an exemption applies. Foreign principals include foreign
governments and foreign political organisations. Relevant activities include
‘communications activities’, like speeches, where the aim of the activity is to influence
public views on matters relating to Australian federal government policies and decisions.
· My department administers the scheme. As the scheme is relatively new, when the
department becomes aware of activities which might attract registration obligations, the
department will typically write to those involved to ensure they are aware of the
obligations under the scheme.
· [I am aware of reports that] My department has written to the President of LibertyWorks
Inc. (LibertyWorks), Mr Andrew Cooper, in relation to his organisation’s role in promoting
the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Australia 2019 in
conjunction with the American Conservative Union (ACU). I understand the letter drew
LibertyWorks’ attention to the operation of the scheme and sought their cooperation to
ensure those speaking at the conference are also aware of the obligations imposed by the
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scheme.
· It is a matter for potential registrants to determine whether or not they are required to
register. It would not be appropriate to comment further. More information about the
scheme is available at www.ag.gov.au/transparency.
Background
Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Australia 2019
· On 22 July 2019, senior representatives of the Integrity and Security Division provided the
Shadow Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP, with a briefing on
implementation of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (the scheme). During the
meeting, Mr Dreyfus queried the application of the scheme to foreign political
organisations holding events in Australia. He specifically raised the upcoming Conservative
Political Action Conference (CPAC) to be held in Sydney on 9-11 August 2019, as an
example of an event that may trigger registration obligations under the scheme and asked
what the Department planned to do about it.
· The CPAC website describes the event as being jointly organised by the American
Conservative Union (ACU) and Australian organisation LibertyWorks Inc. (LibertyWorks).
The website lists Australian President of LibertyWorks, Mr Andrew Cooper, as the event’s
co-host.
· The ACU’s purpose is to promote and advocate for conservative values, policies, and political
candidates. The ACU has held annual CPAC conferences in the US since 1973 and has
previously co-hosted events in Israel and Japan.
S42(1)
· Further, individuals who have agreed to speak as part of the event may also be liable to
register. In this regard, we note several of the speakers are former Cabinet Ministers or
recent designated position holders, subject to more extensive obligations under the
scheme.
· In order to ensure LibertyWorks and others are made aware of their potential obligations as
quickly as possible, the Department wrote to LibertyWorks on 2 August 2019 outlining its
potential obligations under the Act and requesting that it bring the scheme to the
attention of speakers.
· The Department has chosen not to write directly to former Cabinet Ministers and recent
designated position holders who are listed as speakers at CPAC, as letters to these
individuals would be unlikely to reach them in advance of the event. Instead, the
Department will ensure that future outreach to these people takes into account the
possible obligations which may arise from participation in this event.
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S42(1)
From: Atkinson, Lucinda 
Sent: 02 August 2019 6:24 PM
To: Wellington, Tim <[email address]>; S47F(1)
S47F(1)
 Walter, Andrew <[email address]>;
Chidgey, Sarah <[email address]>; S22(1)(a)(ii)
Subject: RE: CPAC talking points [DLM=For-Official-Use-Only]
For Official Use Only
S42(1)
Also, as discussed I’ve just slightly revised the language below (background, in green) about the
number of confirmed speakers who are former Cabinet Ministers and recent designated position
holders, as the list on the CPAC website seems to have changed since we made the initial
assessment.
At the moment, the people in those categories who are listed (and would not be otherwise
exempt) are:
· THE HON. TONY ABBOTT
S47F(1)
S47F(1)
If you are able to identify contact details for any of these people, it would help us immensely.
S42(1)
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From: S47F(1)
Date: Friday, 02 Aug 2019, 4:25 pm
To: S47F(1)
 Wellington, Tim <[email address]>
Subject: FW: CPAC talking points [DLM=For Official Use Only]
For Official Use Only
FYI
From: Atkinson, Lucinda 
Sent: Friday, 2 August 2019 4:20 PM
To: S47F(1)
Cc: AGO DLO; Transparency; Walter, Andrew
Subject: CPAC talking points [DLM=For Official Use Only]
For Official Use Only
Hi S47F(1)
As requested, below are some points about the CPAC letter and FITS in case this is raised with
the AGO. Happy to discuss.
L
______________
Talking Points
· The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (the scheme) commenced on 10 December
2018. The scheme is designed to provide the public and government decision-makers with
visibility of the nature, level and extent of foreign influence on Australia's government and
political process.
· The scheme does not prevent people or groups from participating in political conversations,
expressing views about a government or political party or advocating their political
opinions on various platforms. Nor should the scheme deter people from doing so. Rather,
the scheme is intended to ensure that the source of the interests being represented
through such activities is clear and appropriately disclosed.
· The scheme requires people or entities undertaking certain activities on behalf of a foreign
principal to register, unless an exemption applies. Foreign principals include foreign
governments and foreign political organisations. Relevant activities include
‘communications activities’, like speeches, where the aim of the activity is to influence
public views on matters relating to Australian federal government policies and decisions.
· My department administers the scheme. As the scheme is relatively new, when the
department becomes aware of activities which might attract registration obligations, the
department will typically write to those involved to ensure they are aware of the
obligations under the scheme.
· [I am aware of reports that] My department has written to the President of LibertyWorks
Inc. (LibertyWorks), Mr Andrew Cooper, in relation to his organisation’s role in promoting
the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Australia 2019 in
conjunction with the American Conservative Union (ACU). I understand the letter drew
LibertyWorks’ attention to the operation of the scheme and sought their cooperation to
ensure those speaking at the conference are also aware of the obligations imposed by the
scheme.
· It is a matter for potential registrants to determine whether or not they are required to
register. It would not be appropriate to comment further. More information about the
scheme is available at www.ag.gov.au/transparency.
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Background
Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Australia 2019
· On 22 July 2019, senior representatives of the Integrity and Security Division provided the
Shadow Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP, with a briefing on
implementation of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (the scheme). During the
meeting, Mr Dreyfus queried the application of the scheme to foreign political
organisations holding events in Australia. He specifically raised the upcoming Conservative
Political Action Conference (CPAC) to be held in Sydney on 9-11 August 2019, as an
example of an event that may trigger registration obligations under the scheme and asked
what the Department planned to do about it.
· The CPAC website describes the event as being jointly organised by the American
Conservative Union (ACU) and Australian organisation LibertyWorks Inc. (LibertyWorks).
The website lists Australian President of LibertyWorks, Mr Andrew Cooper, as the event’s
co-host.
· The ACU’s purpose is to promote and advocate for conservative values, policies, and political
candidates. The ACU has held annual CPAC conferences in the US since 1973 and has
previously co-hosted events in Israel and Japan.
S42(1)
· Further, individuals who have agreed to speak as part of the event may also be liable to
register. In this regard, we note several of the speakers are former Cabinet Ministers or
recent designated position holders, subject to more extensive obligations under the
scheme.
· In order to ensure LibertyWorks and others are made aware of their potential obligations as
quickly as possible, the Department wrote to LibertyWorks on 2 August 2019 outlining its
potential obligations under the Act and requesting that it bring the scheme to the
attention of speakers.
· The Department has chosen not to write directly to former Cabinet Ministers and recent
designated position holders who are listed as speakers at CPAC, as letters to these
individuals would be unlikely to reach them in advance of the event. Instead, the
Department will ensure that future outreach to these people takes into account the
possible obligations which may arise from participation in this event.
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S22(1)(a)(ii)
From: S22(1)(a)(ii)
 
Sent: 05 August 2019 11:10 AM
To: Atkinson, Lucinda <[email address]>
Cc: S22(1)(a)(ii)
Subject: CPAC speakers - contact details for former Cabinet Ministers [DLM=For-Official-Use-
Only]
For Official Use Only
Hi Luci,
In regards to contact details for the former Cabinet Ministers speaking at CPAC 2019, we have
confirmed the below details.
Would you be able to ask Tim if he has an email address for the Hon. Tony Abbott, and any
contact details for S47F(1)
? Many thanks!
THE HON. TONY ABBOTT
Liberal Party of Australia Headquarters, 1 Bligh Street, Sydney NSW 2000
No email address to be found
S47F(1)
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S47F(1)
No mailing address to be found
No email address to be found
S47F(1)
Best,
S22(1)
(a)(ii)
Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme
Institutional Integrity Branch
Attorney-General's Department
T: +61 2 6141 3222 | E: [email address] | W: www.ag.gov.au/transparency
The information contained in this email is intended as guidance only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied
upon as such. If you require legal advice, you should consult an independent legal adviser.

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From:
S22(1)
To:
S22(1)(a)
Cc:
Atkinson, Lucinda
Subject:
Seeking advice - letters to former Cabinet Ministers [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
Date:
Wednesday, 7 August 2019 5:49:50 PM
Hi S22(1)(a)(ii)
As discussed just now, S47C(1)
 the Department should write to the former
Cabinet Ministers and recent designated position holders set to speak at the Conservative
Political Action Conference (CPAC) Australia 2019 this weekend. It is out intent to send these
tomorrow.
Intended recipients are:
- the Hon Tony Abbott (former PM)
S47F(1)
We would be most grateful for your advice as to whether the Chris would like these to come
from him or Sarah. Very happy to share an electronic draft of the letter tomorrow morning.
Many thanks
S22(1)(a)(ii)
A/g Director
Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme
Institutional Integrity Branch
Attorney-General's Department
3-5 National Circuit | Barton ACT 2600
T: S22(1)(a)(ii)
E: S22(1)(a)(ii)
 | W: www.ag.gov.au
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From:
S22(1)(a)(ii)
To:
Wellington, Tim S47F(1)
Cc:
Walter, Andrew; Atkinson, Lucinda
Subject:
RE: Update on communications regarding CPAC and FITS [DLM=For-Official-Use-Only]
Date:
Friday, 9 August 2019 1:30:28 PM
For Official Use Only
Thanks Tim – we’ve reached out to PM&C and will do our best to give former PM Abbott the
heads up about the letter.
Cheers
S22(1)(a)(ii)
S22(1)(a)(ii)  | T: S22(1)(a)(ii)  | E: S22(1)(a)(ii)@ag.gov.au
From: Wellington, Tim 
Sent: 09 August 2019 1:18 PM
To: S22(1)(a)(ii)
 
Cc: Walter, Andrew ; Atkinson, Lucinda 
Subject: RE: Update on communications regarding CPAC and FITS [DLM=For-Official-Use-Only]
For Official Use Only
Thanks S22(1)(a)(ii) Have you tried calling the office of former PM Abbott?
PMC should be able to provide you with those contact details – he has an office and staff as a
former PM. Would be good to do all we can to let him know beforehand.
From: S22(1)(a)(ii)
Sent: Friday, 9 August 2019 12:51 PM
To: Wellington, Tim; S47F(1)
Cc: Walter, Andrew; Atkinson, Lucinda
Subject: Update on communications regarding CPAC and FITS [DLM=For-Official-Use-Only]
For Official Use Only
Hi Tim and S47F(1)
A quick update regarding the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Australia 2019
being held this weekend and potential Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (FITS)
implications.
S42(1)
· Letter sent to LibertyWorks Inc on 2 August 2019 seeking its consideration of the
application of scheme to its arrangement with ACU and requesting it provide
information to guest speakers about their potential obligations (attached).
· Email seeking confirmation of receipt of letter sent 7 August 2019 – no response received.
· Letters sent to the following speakers (former Cabinet Ministers and recent designated
position holders) 8 August 2019.
- the Hon Tony Abbott (former PM) – attached.
S47F(1)
S47F(1)
S47F(1)
· Phone call placed to LibertyWorks Inc president 9 August 2019 – no answer, voicemail left
seeking confirmation of receipt of letter.
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We will continue to monitor for registrations and provide you with advice on our proposed next
steps should a registration not be forthcoming after the conference.
Happy to discuss.
Kind regards
S22(1)(a)(ii)
S22(1)(a)(ii)
A/g Director
Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme
Institutional Integrity Branch
Attorney-General's Department
3-5 National Circuit | Barton ACT 2600
T: S22(1)(a)(ii)  | S22(1)(a)(ii)
E: S22(1)(a)(ii) @ag.gov.au | W: www.ag.gov.au
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PROTECTED 
Sensitive: Cabinet 
S22(1)(a)(ii)
Sensitive: Cabinet 
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S22(1)(a)(ii)
PROTECTED
S42(1)
From: S22(1)(a)  
Sent: 23 
(ii)August 2019 2:19 PM
To: O'Keeffe,Autumn <Autumn.O'[email address]>
Cc: S22(1)(a)(ii)
Subject: Package: Information in relation to CPAC [SEC=PROTECTED]
PROTECTED
Dear Autumn
Please find attached:-
· S42(1)
· S22(1)(a)(ii)
·
Analysis of the scheme in relation to the Hon Tony Abbott and CPAC;
· S22(1)(a)(ii)
;
· S22(1)(a)(ii)
; and
·
The letters originally sent to Mr Andrew Cooper (Libertyworks president), the Hon Tony
Abbott, S47F(1)
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Please let me know if you feel any of these are outside the scope of what is needed, or if there is
any other documentation that would be helpful.  I have not yet completed formal analyses in
relation to S47F(1)  or the other former Cabinet Ministers.  However, I note that the analyses
for the other former Cabinet Ministers are unlikely to differ substantially from Mr Abbott’s. 
I note that nothing in this package has yet been sent to the Secretary and that several of the
documents (including the draft minute and my analyses) have not yet been cleared. 
Kind regards
S22(1)(a)(ii)  | T: S22(1)(a)(ii)
 | E S22(1)(a) @ag.gov.au
Indigenous signature block 3
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S22(1)(a)(ii)
From: Chidgey, Sarah 
Sent: 02 September 2019 9:51 AM
To: S22(1)(a)(ii)
Cc: Robertson, Susan <[email address]>; Brayshaw, Elizabeth
<[email address]>; Walter, Andrew <[email address]>; Atkinson,
Lucinda <[email address]>
Subject: RE: For your Review - Proposed VTC Summary [SEC=PROTECTED]
PROTECTED
Thanks S22(1)(a)(ii) A few small changes:
Update on the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme
S22(1)(a)(ii)
·
Action: AGD to inform the AGO when the Secretary is ready to sign the notice to
Libertyworks under section 45 of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act.
[Update: on Friday, Mr Abbott’s office verbally indicated his intention to register].
S22(1)(a)(ii)
S22(1)(a)(ii)
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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY 
Secretary Meeting Brief – Meeting with the Attorney-General 
Meeting date, time Meeting location 
1. Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme
Purpose of raising the item
• To provide an update on the Department’s engagement with the foreign influence transparency
scheme.
Talking points 
Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Australia 2019 – proposed next steps 
• Mr Abbott’s office contacted the department on Friday 30 August indicating Mr Abbott would be
completing a registration shortly.
S22(1)(a)(ii)
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY 
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Letter Recipients – letters from AGD Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme to 782 organisations / parliamentarians
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Advocacy Groups 
Australian Bankers Association 

Advocacy Groups 
Australian Financial Markets Association 

Advocacy Groups 
Australian Industry Group 

Advocacy Groups 
Australian Lawyers Alliance 

Advocacy Groups 
Australian Multicultural Foundation 

Advocacy Groups 
Business Council of Australia 

Advocacy Groups 
Community Council for Australia 

Advocacy Groups 
Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia Inc. 

Advocacy Groups 
Financial Services Council 
10 
Advocacy Groups 
Group of 8 
11 
Advocacy Groups 
Human Rights Law Centre 
12 
Advocacy Groups 
Human Rights Watch 
13 
Advocacy Groups 
Landbridge Group Australia 
14 
Advocacy Groups 
Law Council of Australia 
15 
Advocacy Groups 
Law Firms Australia 
16 
Advocacy Groups 
Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion Division 
17 
Advocacy Groups 
Multicultural NSW 
18 
Advocacy Groups 
National Union of Students 
19 
Advocacy Groups 
Office of Multicultural Affairs 
20 
Advocacy Groups 
Office of Multicultural Interests, Department of Local Government, Sport and 
Cultural Industries  
21 
Advocacy Groups 
South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission 
22 
Advocacy Groups 
Universities Australia 
23 
Advocacy Groups 
Victorian Multicultural Commission 
24 
Advocacy Groups 
AMES Australia 
25 
Advocacy Groups 
350.org Australia
26 
Advocacy Groups 
ACRI 
27 
Advocacy Groups 
Alibaba Group 
28 
Advocacy Groups 
Amcor 
29 
Advocacy Groups 
American Chamber of Commerce and Industry 
30 
Advocacy Groups 
Asia Society 
31 
Advocacy Groups 
Asialink Business 
32 
Advocacy Groups 
Association for Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors Incorporated 
33 
Advocacy Groups 
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre 
34 
Advocacy Groups 
Ausfilm 
35 
Advocacy Groups 
Australia China Belt and Road Initiative 
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Advocacy Groups 
Australia India Business Council 
37 
Advocacy Groups 
Australia Sri Lanka Council 
38 
Advocacy Groups 
Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry 
39 
Advocacy Groups 
Australian British Chamber of Commerce 
40 
Advocacy Groups 
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference 
41 
Advocacy Groups 
Australian Conservation Foundation 
42 
Advocacy Groups 
Australian Council for International Development 
43 
Advocacy Groups 
Australian Council of Trade Unions 
44 
Advocacy Groups 
Australian Friends of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem Limited 
45 
Advocacy Groups 
Australian Institute of International Affairs 
46 
Advocacy Groups 
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights  
47 
Advocacy Groups 
Australian Major Performing Arts Group  
48 
Advocacy Groups 
Australian Multicultural Community Services 
49 
Advocacy Groups 
Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited  
50 
Advocacy Groups 
Australian Refugee Association Inc 
51 
Advocacy Groups 
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman 
52 
Advocacy Groups 
Australian Values Alliance  
53 
Advocacy Groups 
AVI  
54 
Advocacy Groups 
Canberra Multicultural Community Forum 
55 
Advocacy Groups 
CARE 
56 
Advocacy Groups 
CEDA 
57 
Advocacy Groups 
Chamber of Arts and Culture WA 
58 
Advocacy Groups 
Change.org 
59 
Advocacy Groups 
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand  
60 
Advocacy Groups 
Chemistry Australia 
61 
Advocacy Groups 
China Southern 
62 
Advocacy Groups 
Chinese Community Council of Australia 
63 
Advocacy Groups 
CITIC Resources 
64 
Advocacy Groups 
Community Hubs Australia 
65 
Advocacy Groups 
Community Migrant Resource Centre 
66 
Advocacy Groups 
Corrs Chambers Westgarth 
67 
Advocacy Groups 
Diversity Council Australia 
68 
Advocacy Groups 
EMR Capital  
69 
Advocacy Groups 
Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW 
70 
Advocacy Groups 
Ethnic Communities Council of QLD 
71 
Advocacy Groups 
Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria 
72 
Advocacy Groups 
Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria 
73 
Advocacy Groups 
Faith Communities Council of Victoria 
74 
Advocacy Groups 
Falun Dafa Association of Australia Inc  
75 
Advocacy Groups 
GetUp 
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Advocacy Groups 
Global Health Alliance Melbourne 
77 
Advocacy Groups 
Grattan Institute  
78 
Advocacy Groups 
Greenpeace Australia Pacific 
79 
Advocacy Groups 
Human Rights Council of Australia 
80 
Advocacy Groups 
Humane Society International Australia 
81 
Advocacy Groups 
ICBC 
82 
Advocacy Groups 
IFM Investors  
83 
Advocacy Groups 
Insurance Council of Australia  
84 
Advocacy Groups 
John Holland  
85 
Advocacy Groups 
Justice Connect 
86 
Advocacy Groups 
Migration Council Australia 
87 
Advocacy Groups 
Multicultural Communities Council of NSW 
88 
Advocacy Groups 
Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia 
89 
Advocacy Groups 
Multicultural Council of Tasmania Inc 
90 
Advocacy Groups 
Multicultural Council of the Northern Territory 
91 
Advocacy Groups 
Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network 
92 
Advocacy Groups 
Multifaith Queensland Advisory Council 
93 
Advocacy Groups 
Our Community Group 
94 
Advocacy Groups 
Oxfam 
95 
Advocacy Groups 
Plan International 
96 
Advocacy Groups 
Property Council of Australia 
97 
Advocacy Groups 
RSPCA Australia 
98 
Advocacy Groups 
Save the Children 
99 
Advocacy Groups 
Scanlon Foundation 
100 
Advocacy Groups 
Settlement Council of Australia 
101 
Advocacy Groups 
Shine Wing Australia 
102 
Advocacy Groups 
Social Ventures Australia 
103 
Advocacy Groups 
Tasmanian Polar Network 
104 
Advocacy Groups 
Technion Australia Inc. 
105 
Advocacy Groups 
The Federation of Chinese Associations (Vic) 
106 
Advocacy Groups 
The Harold Mitchell Foundation 
107 
Advocacy Groups 
The Myer Foundation 
108 
Advocacy Groups 
The Pew Charitable Trusts 
109 
Advocacy Groups 
The Salvation Army 
110 
Advocacy Groups 
The Smith Family 
111 
Advocacy Groups 
United Nations Association of Australia 
112 
Advocacy Groups 
UnitingCare Australia 
113 
Advocacy Groups 
Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry 
114 
Advocacy Groups 
Volunteering Australia 
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Advocacy Groups 
WA Multicultural Association 
116 
Advocacy Groups 
Whistleblowers Australia 
117 
Advocacy Groups 
World Vision Australia 
118 
Advocacy Groups 
WWF-Australia 
119 
Advocacy Groups 
JMTinc 
120 
Companies 
Jones Day 
121 
Companies 
Crown Resorts 
122 
Companies 
Scentre Group 
123 
Companies 
Shopping Centre Council of Australia 
124 
Companies 
McGrath Nicol 
125 
Companies 
Australia Latin American Business Council 
126 
Companies 
Woolworths Ltd 
127 
Companies 
Australian Food and Grocery Council 
128 
Companies 
Virgin Australia 
129 
Companies 
Australian Institute of Company Directors 
130 
Companies 
Toll Group 
131 
Companies 
Origin Energy 
132 
Companies 
Orica 
133 
Companies 
Australian Construction Industry Forum 
134 
Companies 
Brambles 
135 
Companies 
European Australia Business Council 
136 
Companies 
Bank of China 
137 
Companies 
Commonwealth Bank of Australia 
138 
Companies 
The Future Fund 
139 
Companies 
BAE Systems Australia 
140 
Companies 
Sydney Airport 
141 
Companies 
Johnson & Johnson 
142 
Companies 
Clayton Utz 
143 
Companies 
Pacific National 
144 
Companies 
Australian Council of Superannuation Investors 
145 
Companies 
Infrastructure Australia 
146 
Companies 
Naval Group Australia 
147 
Companies 
Australia Africa Business Council 
148 
Companies 
Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand 
149 
Companies 
Boeing Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific 
150 
Companies 
CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited 
151 
Companies 
Colonial First State Superannuation 
152 
Companies 
ANZ Banking Group 
153 
Companies 
AusNet Services 
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Companies 
 Multiplex 
155 
Companies 
Fortescue Metals Group 
156 
Companies 
Ports Australia 
157 
Companies 
Santos Ltd 
158 
Companies 
Mitsubishi Australia Ltd. 
159 
Companies 
Mitsui 
160 
Companies 
Herbert Smith Freehills 
161 
Companies 
Australian Energy Market Regulator 
162 
Companies 
Insurance Australia Group Ltd 
163 
Companies 
Minter Ellison 
164 
Companies 
Westpac Group 
165 
Companies 
BHP Billiton 
166 
Companies 
Australia Post 
167 
Companies 
WA Water Corporation 
168 
Companies 
Deloitte 
169 
Companies 
Transgrid 
170 
Companies 
Australia Japan Business Co-operation Committee 
171 
Companies 
Rio Tinto Australia 
172 
Companies 
Thales Australia 
173 
Companies 
Australia Korea Business Council 
174 
Companies 
EY 
175 
Companies 
Patrick 
176 
Companies 
Qantas Airways 
177 
Companies 
Boral 
178 
Companies 
King & Wood Mallesons 
179 
Companies 
Saab 
180 
Companies 
Australian Logistics Council 
181 
Companies 
Apple Pty Ltd 
182 
Companies 
Medical Technology Association of Australia 
183 
Companies 
IBM Australia and New Zealand 
184 
Companies 
Control Risks 
185 
Companies 
National Farmers' Federation 
186 
Companies 
CPA Australia 
187 
Companies 
Microsoft 
188 
Companies 
Linfox Australia Pty Ltd 
189 
Companies 
Export Council of Australia 
190 
Companies 
Lend Lease 
191 
Companies 
Ramsay Health Care 
192 
Companies 
Macquarie Group 
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Companies 
AMP Ltd 
194 
Companies 
Australia Africa Minerals & Energy Group 
195 
Companies 
Laing O'Rourke Australia 
196 
Companies 
ExxonMobil Australia 
197 
Companies 
Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry 
198 
Companies 
Minerals Council of Australia 
199 
Companies 
CSL 
200 
Companies 
AGL Energy Ltd 
201 
Companies 
QBE Insurance Group Ltd 
202 
Companies 
Powercor 
203 
Companies 
NBN Co 
204 
Companies 
Australia China Business Council 
205 
Companies 
PwC 
206 
Companies 
Wesfarmers 
207 
Companies 
Gadens 
208 
Companies 
Caltex Australia 
209 
Companies 
AustralianSuper 
210 
Companies 
Google Australia and New Zealand 
211 
Companies 
Norton Rose Fulbright 
212 
Companies 
Allens 
213 
Companies 
Communications Alliance 
214 
Companies 
Stockland 
215 
Companies 
SA Power Networks 
216 
Companies 
Council of Small Business Australia 
217 
Companies 
TPG Telecom 
218 
Companies 
National Australia Bank 
219 
Companies 
Australia Indonesia Business Council 
220 
Companies 
Melbourne Water 
221 
Companies 
KPMG 
222 
Companies 
KordaMentha 
223 
Companies 
Sydney Water Corporation 
224 
Companies 
ZTE Australia 
225 
Companies 
Huawei Australia 
226 
Companies 
US Studies Centre 
227 
Companies 
Australian Council for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification of China 
228 
Companies 
Alliance Frances 
229 
Companies 
Goethe Institute 
230 
Companies 
Australia-Japan Foundation 
231 
Companies 
Dante Alighieri Society of Canberra 
232 
Companies 
Executive Council of Australian Jewry 
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Companies 
Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia Inc 
234 
Companies 
Rigby Cooke Lawyers 
235 
Companies 
Schenker Australia pty Ltd 
236 
Confucius Institutes 
Queensland University of Technology 
237 
Confucius Institutes 
Griffith University 
238 
Confucius Institutes 
The University of Queensland 
239 
Confucius Institutes 
University of New South Wales 
240 
Confucius Institutes 
University of Newcastle 
241 
Confucius Institutes 
University of Sydney 
242 
Confucius Institutes 
Charles Darwin University 
243 
Confucius Institutes 
University of Adelaide 
244 
Confucius Institutes 
La Trobe University 
245 
Confucius Institutes 
RMIT 
246 
Confucius Institutes 
University of Melbourne 
247 
Confucius Institutes 
University of Western Australia 
248 
Government Agency 
Administrative Appeals Tribunal 
249 
Government Agency 
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity 
250 
Government Agency 
Australian Financial Security Authority 
251 
Government Agency 
Australian Human Rights Commission 
252 
Government Agency 
Australian Law Reform Commission 
253 
Government Agency 
Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions 
254 
Government Agency 
Federal Court of Australia 
255 
Government Agency 
High Court of Australia 
256 
Government Agency 
Independent National Security Legislation Monitor 
257 
Government Agency 
National Archives of Australia 
258 
Government Agency 
Office of Parliamentary Counsel 
259 
Government Agency 
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 
260 
Government Agency 
Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman 
261 
Government Agency 
Office of the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security 
262 
Government Agency 
Solicitor-General’s Office 
263 
Government Department  Department of Agriculture and Water Resources 
264 
Government Department  Department of Communications and the Arts 
265 
Government Department  Department of Defence 
266 
Government Department  Department of Education and Training 
267 
Government Department  Department of Environment and Energy 
268 
Government Department  Department of Finance 
269 
Government Department  Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 
270 
Government Department  Department of Health 
271 
Government Department  Department of Home Affairs 
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Government Department  Department of Human Services 
273 
Government Department  Department of Industry, Innovation and Science 
274 
Government Department  Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities 
275 
Government Department  Department of Jobs and Small Business 
276 
Government Department  Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet 
277 
Government Department  Department of Social Services 
278 
Government Department  Department of Treasury 
279 
Government Department  Department of Veterans' Affairs 
280 
Media Organisation 
2000 FM 
281 
Media Organisation 
2000FM Burmese 
282 
Media Organisation 
2000FM Burmese 
283 
Media Organisation 
21st Century Chinese Newspaper 
284 
Media Organisation 
2AC Sydney Australia Chinese Radio 
285 
Media Organisation 
2CR China Radio Network 
286 
Media Organisation 
2GLF 89.3FM 
287 
Media Organisation 
2ME 
288 
Media Organisation 
2OR Australian Oriental Radio 
289 
Media Organisation 
2RSR FM Radio SkidRow 
290 
Media Organisation 
3XY Radio Hellas 
291 
Media Organisation 
3ZZZ Melbourne Ethnic Community Radio 
292 
Media Organisation 
4EB FM 98.1 
293 
Media Organisation 
4K1G FM 
294 
Media Organisation 
5EBI-FM 
295 
Media Organisation 
6EB FM 
296 
Media Organisation 
6EB FM 
297 
Media Organisation 
6GME - Radio Goolarri 99.7FM 
298 
Media Organisation 
8KIN FM 
299 
Media Organisation 
96.5 Inner FM 
300 
Media Organisation 
98.9 FM Let's Talk 
301 
Media Organisation 
Al Jazeera English 
302 
Media Organisation 
Agencia EFE -Australian Bureau 
303 
Media Organisation 
Anoujoum 
304 
Media Organisation 
ANSA News Agency Sydney Bureau 
305 
Media Organisation 
APN News & Media 
306 
Media Organisation 
Asian Community News 
307 
Media Organisation 
Asian Multimedia 
308 
Media Organisation 
Australasian Muslim Times 
309 
Media Organisation 
Australia China Connections 
310 
Media Organisation 
Australia/Israel Review 
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Media Organisation 
Australia/Israel Review 
312 
Media Organisation 
Australian Associated Press 
313 
Media Organisation 
Australian Chinese Daily 
314 
Media Organisation 
Australian Chinese Times (A VAC publication) (Brisbane and Gold Coast) 
315 
Media Organisation 
Australian Jewish News (Melbourne) 
316 
Media Organisation 
Australian Macedonian Weekly 
317 
Media Organisation 
Australian New Express Daily 
318 
Media Organisation 
Australian Press Council 
319 
Media Organisation 
Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association 
320 
Media Organisation 
Australian Vietnamese Women's Association (AVWA) 
321 
Media Organisation 
Bauer Media Group 
322 
Media Organisation 
Bharat Times 
323 
Media Organisation 
Biuletyn 
324 
Media Organisation 
Black Star Radio 
325 
Media Organisation 
Cheers 
326 
Media Organisation 
Chieu Duong 
327 
Media Organisation 
Chinese Melbourne Daily 
328 
Media Organisation 
CMS Radio FM 91.1 
329 
Media Organisation 
Commercial Radio Australia Ltd 
330 
Media Organisation 
Community Broadcasting Association of Australia 
331 
Media Organisation 
Daily Chinese Herald 
332 
Media Organisation 
Egypt News 
333 
Media Organisation 
Ellinis 
334 
Media Organisation 
El-Telegraph 
335 
Media Organisation 
Extra Informativo 
336 
Media Organisation 
Fairfax 
337 
Media Organisation 
Finanz Und Wirtschaft (Sydney Office) 
338 
Media Organisation 
First Nations Telegraph 
339 
Media Organisation 
FM97.4 Melbourne 
340 
Media Organisation 
Fortune Weekly 
341 
Media Organisation 
Foxtel 
342 
Media Organisation 
Free TV Australia 
343 
Media Organisation 
Future (Al-Mestaqbal) 
344 
Media Organisation 
Greek Tribune 
345 
Media Organisation 
Hanho Korean Daily 
346 
Media Organisation 
he needs food. 
347 
Media Organisation 
Hindi Samachaar Patrika 
348 
Media Organisation 
Horizon Russian Weekly 
349 
Media Organisation 
Hrvatski Vjesnik - Croatian Herald 
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Media Organisation 
Il Globo 
351 
Media Organisation 
Imparja TV 
352 
Media Organisation 
Indian Link - Online 
353 
Media Organisation 
Indian Link Radio 
354 
Media Organisation 
Indian Times 
355 
Media Organisation 
Indian Voice 
356 
Media Organisation 
Indo Times 
357 
Media Organisation 
Indo-Post 
358 
Media Organisation 
Indus Age - Online 
359 
Media Organisation 
Irish Scene 
360 
Media Organisation 
Jiji Press Sydney Bureau 
361 
Media Organisation 
Koori Mail Newspaper 
362 
Media Organisation 
Koori Radio 
363 
Media Organisation 
Korean Today 
364 
Media Organisation 
Kyodo News Service Sydney Bureau 
365 
Media Organisation 
La Fiamma 
366 
Media Organisation 
Le Courrier Australien - Online 
367 
Media Organisation 
Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance 
368 
Media Organisation 
Meeka FM 
369 
Media Organisation 
Melbourne Chinese Post 
370 
Media Organisation 
Misli Thoughts 
371 
Media Organisation 
Musu Pastoge 
372 
Media Organisation 
Nam Uc Tuan Bao 
373 
Media Organisation 
National Indigenous News Service (NINS) 
374 
Media Organisation 
Neos Kosmos 
375 
Media Organisation 
Nepalipatra (Nepalese Fortnightly) 
376 
Media Organisation 
Network 10 
377 
Media Organisation 
News Corp 
378 
Media Organisation 
News Net Asia Sydney Bureau 
379 
Media Organisation 
NewsMediaWorks 
380 
Media Organisation 
NHK Sydney Bureau 
381 
Media Organisation 
Nichigo Press 
382 
Media Organisation 
NITV (National Indigenous Television) News 
383 
Media Organisation 
NITV (National Indigenous Television) News 
384 
Media Organisation 
Nuovo Paese 
385 
Media Organisation 
O Kosmos 
386 
Media Organisation 
O Kosmos 
387 
Media Organisation 
Optus 
388 
Media Organisation 
Pacific Times 
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Media Organisation 
Portugal Noticias 
390 
Media Organisation 
Queensland Asian Business Weekly 
391 
Media Organisation 
Radio 2Moro 
392 
Media Organisation 
Radio 4MW 
393 
Media Organisation 
Radio Adelaide 
394 
Media Organisation 
Radio Austral 
395 
Media Organisation 
RADIO4US 100.7 FM 
396 
Media Organisation 
Russia Today 
397 
Media Organisation 
Rete Italia 
398 
Media Organisation 
SBS 97.7 FM Finnish 
399 
Media Organisation 
SBS Arabic24 
400 
Media Organisation 
Serbian Voice 
401 
Media Organisation 
Serendib News 
402 
Media Organisation 
Sputnik International 
403 
Media Organisation 
Sing Tao Daily 
404 
Media Organisation 
Stereo 974 
405 
Media Organisation 
Suomi Newspaper 
406 
Media Organisation 
Sydney Chinese Community News 
407 
Media Organisation 
Sydney Today 
408 
Media Organisation 
Telstra 
409 
Media Organisation 
The AU Review 
410 
Media Organisation 
The Australian Chinese Age Weekly 
411 
Media Organisation 
The Epoch Times (Chinese) 
412 
Media Organisation 
The Greek Herald 
413 
Media Organisation 
The Philippine Community Herald 
414 
Media Organisation 
The Scottish Banner 
415 
Media Organisation 
The Sydney Korean Herald 
416 
Media Organisation 
The Weekly Korean Life Magazine 
417 
Media Organisation 
The West Australian 
418 
Media Organisation 
Tivi Tuan-San 
419 
Media Organisation 
Today Denes 
420 
Media Organisation 
Top Media Group 
421 
Media Organisation 
Tribune International 
422 
Media Organisation 
TVB Australia 
423 
Media Organisation 
VAC International 
424 
Media Organisation 
Van Nghe Entertainment Weekly 
425 
Media Organisation 
Vietnamese Herald 
426 
Media Organisation 
Vision Times 
427 
Media Organisation 
Vodafone 
428 
Media Organisation 
Xinhua 
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Media Organisation 
SBS 
430 
Media Organisation 
ABC 
431 
Media Organisation 
Agence France Presse 
432 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Tony Abbott  MP 
 
 
433 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Anthony Albanese MP 
434 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. John Alexander OAM, MP 
435 
Parliamentarians 
Dr. Anne Aly MP 
436 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Kevin  Andrews MP 
437 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Adam Bandt MP 
438 
Parliamentarians 
Ms.Julia Banks MP 
439 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Sharon Bird MP 
440 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Julie Bishop MP 
441 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Chris Bowen MP 
442 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Andrew Broad MP 
443 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Russell  Broadbent  MP 
444 
Parliamentarians 
Ms. Gai  Brodtmann MP 
445 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Tony  Burke  MP 
446 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Linda  Burney  MP 
447 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Mark  Butler  MP 
448 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Anthony Byrne MP 
449 
Parliamentarians 
Ms. Terri Butler MP 
450 
Parliamentarians 
Dr. Jim  Chalmers MP 
451 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Nick Champion MP 
452 
Parliamentarians 
Ms. Lisa Chesters MP 
453 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. George Christensen MP 
454 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Jason  Clare MP 
455 
Parliamentarians 
Ms. Sharon Claydon MP 
456 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Julie  Collins MP 
457 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Pat Conroy MP 
458 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Chris CrewtherMP 
459 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Michael Danby MP 
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460 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Milton Dick MP 
461 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon.  Mark  Dreyfus QC, MP 
462 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon.  Damian  Drum MP 
463 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon.  Justine  Elliot  MP 
464 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon.  Kate  Ellis MP 
465 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon.  Warren  Entsch  MP 
466 
Parliamentarians 
Mr.  Trevor  Evans  MP 
467 
Parliamentarians 
Mr.  Jason  Falinski  MP 
468 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon.  Joel  Fitzgibbon MP 
469 
Parliamentarians 
Ms.  Nicolle  Flint  MP 
470 
Parliamentarians 
Dr.  Mike  Freelander  MP 
471 
Parliamentarians 
Mr.  Andrew  Gee  MP 
472 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Steve  Georganas MP 
473 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Andrew  Giles  MP 
474 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Dr. David Gillespie MP 
475 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Ian  Goodenough  MP 
476 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Patrick Gorman MP 
477 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Luke Gosling OAM, MP 
478 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Ross Hart MP 
479 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Luke  Hartsuyker MP 
480 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Andrew Hastie  MP 
481 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Alex  Hawke  MP 
482 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Chris Hayes MP 
483 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. JulianHill MP 
484 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Kevin HoganMP 
485 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Luke Howarth MP 
486 
Parliamentarians 
Ms. Emma Husar MP 
487 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Ed  Husic  MP 
488 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Stephen Jones MP 
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Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Barnaby Joyce  MP 
490 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Bob Katter MP 
491 
Parliamentarians 
Ms.  Ged  Kearney  MP 
492 
Parliamentarians 
Ms. Justine Keay MP 
493 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Craig Kelly MP 
494 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Dr. Mike Kelly  AM, MP 
495 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Matt Keogh MP 
496 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Peter Khalil  MP 
497 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Catherin eKing  MP 
498 
Parliamentarians 
Ms. Madeleine King  MP 
499 
Parliamentarians 
Ms. Susan Lamb MP 
500 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Andrew Laming MP 
501 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Craig  Laundy  MP 
502 
Parliamentarians 
Mr.  Julian Leeser  MP 
503 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Dr. Andrew Leigh  MP 
504 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Jenny  Macklin MP 
505 
Parliamentarians 
Mrs. Nola Marino  MP 
506 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Richard  Marles  MP 
507 
Parliamentarians 
Ms. Emma McBride MP 
508 
Parliamentarians 
Ms. Cathy McGowan AO, MP 
509 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Dr. John McVeigh MP 
510 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. BrianMitchellMP 
511 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. RobMitchell MP 
512 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Ben Morton MP 
513 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Shayne Neumann MP 
514 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Llew O'Brien MP 
515 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Ted O'Brien MP 
516 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Brendan O'Connor MP 
517 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Ken  O'Dowd MP 
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518 
Parliamentarians 
Ms. Clare O'Neil MP 
519 
Parliamentarians 
Ms. Cathy O'Toole MP 
520 
Parliamentarians 
Ms. Julie Owens MP 
521 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Tony Pasin  MP 
522 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Graham Perrett  MP 
523 
Parliamentarians 
Dr. Kerryn Phelps AM, MP 
524 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Keith  Pitt MP 
525 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Tanya  Plibersek MP 
526 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Jane  Prentice MP 
527 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Rowan Ramsey MP 
528 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Amanda Rishworth  MP 
529 
Parliamentarians 
Ms. Michelle Rowland  MP 
530 
Parliamentarians 
Ms. Joanne RyanMP 
531 
Parliamentarians 
Ms. Rebekha Sharkie  MP 
532 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Bill  Shorten MP 
533 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Tony  Smith MP 
534 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Warren Snowdon MP 
535 
Parliamentarians 
Ms. Anne Stanley MP 
536 
Parliamentarians 
Mrs.Ann Sudmalis MP 
537 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Michael Sukkar MP 
538 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. WayneSwan MP 
539 
Parliamentarians 
Ms. MerylSwanson MP 
540 
Parliamentarians 
Ms. Susan Templeman  MP 
541 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Matt  Thistlethwaite  MP 
542 
Parliamentarians 
Ms. Maria Vamvakinou  MP 
543 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Bertvan Manen MP 
544 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Ross Vasta  MP 
545 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Andrew Wallace MP 
546 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Tim Watts MP 
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Parliamentarians 
Mrs. LucyWicks MP 
548 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Andrew Wilkie MP 
549 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Josh Wilson MP 
550 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Rick Wilson MP 
551 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Tim Wilson  MP 
552 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Jason Wood MP 
553 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Tony Zappia MP 
554 
Parliamentarians 
Mr. Trent Zimmerman  MP 
555 
Parliamentarians 
Senator David  Smith 
556 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Brian  Burston 
557 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Doug  Cameron 
558 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Mehreen Faruqi 
559 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells 
560 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Kristina Keneally 
561 
Parliamentarians 
Senator David  Leyonhjelm 
562 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Jenny  McAllister 
563 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Jim Molan 
564 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Deborah O'Neill 
565 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Arthur Sinodinos 
566 
Parliamentarians 
Senator John  Williams 
567 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Malarndirri  McCarthy 
568 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Fraser  Anning 
569 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Anthony Chisholm 
570 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Pauline Hanson 
571 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Chris  Ketter 
572 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Ian Macdonald 
573 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. James McGrath 
574 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Claire Moore 
575 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Barry  O'Sullivan 
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Parliamentarians 
Senator Amanda Stoker 
577 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Larissa  Waters 
578 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Murray Watt 
579 
Parliamentarians 
Senator  Cory  Bernardi 
580 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Don  Farrell 
581 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Alex  Gallacher 
582 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Lucy  Gichuhi 
583 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Stirling  Griff 
584 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Sarah  Hanson-Young 
585 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Rex  Patrick 
586 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Tim  Storer 
587 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Penny  Wong 
588 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Eric  Abetz 
589 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Catryna Bilyk 
590 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Carol  Brown 
591 
Parliamentarians 
Senator David  Bushby 
592 
Parliamentarians 
Senator  Jonathon Duniam 
593 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Steve  Martin 
594 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Nick  McKim 
595 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Helen  Polley 
596 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Lisa  Singh 
597 
Parliamentarians 
Senator  Anne  Urquhart 
598 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Peter  Whish-Wilson 
599 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Kim Carr 
600 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Jacinta  Collins 
601 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Richard Di Natale 
602 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Derryn  Hinch 
603 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Jane  Hume 
604 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Kimberley  Kitching 
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605 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Gavin  Marshall 
606 
Parliamentarians 
Senator James  Paterson 
607 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Janet  Rice 
608 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Scott  Ryan 
609 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Slade  Brockman 
610 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Patrick  Dodson 
611 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Peter  Georgiou 
612 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Sue  Lines 
613 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Louise  Pratt 
614 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Rachel  Siewert 
615 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Dean  Smith 
616 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Jordon  Steele-John 
617 
Parliamentarians 
Senator Glenn  Sterle 
618 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Scott  Morrison  MP 
619 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Nigel  Scullion 
620 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Michael McCormack  MP 
621 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Bridget  McKenzie 
622 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Josh  Frydenberg  MP 
623 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann 
624 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Christopher Pyne  MP 
625 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Steven Ciobo  MP 
626 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Marise Payne 
627 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham 
628 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Christian Porter  MP 
629 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Peter  Dutton MP 
630 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Mitch  Fifield 
631 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Kelly  O'Dwyer MP 
632 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash 
633 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Matthew Canavan 
634 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Karen AndrewsMP 
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Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Dan Tehan  MP 
636 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Greg  Hunt  MP 
637 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Paul  Fletcher MP 
638 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. David  Littleproud  MP 
639 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Melissa Price  MP 
640 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Angus Taylor MP 
641 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Alan Tudge  MP 
642 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Stuart Robert  MP 
643 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Alex  Hawke  MP 
644 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Darren Chester MP 
645 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. David  Coleman MP 
646 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Ken Wyatt AM, MP 
647 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Michael Keenan MP 
648 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Steve  IronsMP 
649 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Sussan Ley MP 
650 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Zed  Seselja 
651 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Scott  Buchholz MP 
652 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. David  Fawcett 
653 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Anne  Ruston 
654 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Mark  Coulton  MP 
655 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Linda  Reynolds  CSC 
656 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Sarah  Henderson  MP 
657 
Parliamentarians 
The Hon. Michelle Landry  MP 
658 
Parliamentarians 
Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck 
659 
Political Party 
#Sustainable Australia 
660 
Political Party 
Animal Justice Party 
661 
Political Party 
Australia First Party (NSW) Incorporated 
662 
Political Party 
Australian Affordable Housing Party 
663 
Political Party 
Australian Better Families 
664 
Political Party 
Australian Christians 
665 
Political Party 
Australian Conservatives 
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666 
Political Party 
Australian Country Party 
667 
Political Party 
Australian Democrats 
668 
Political Party 
Australian Greens 
669 
Political Party 
Queensland Greens 
670 
Political Party 
The Australian Greens - Victoria 
671 
Political Party 
The Greens (WA) Inc 
672 
Political Party 
The Greens NSW 
673 
Political Party 
Australian Labor Party (ALP) 
674 
Political Party 
Australian Labor Party (ACT Branch) 
675 
Political Party 
Australian Labor Party (N.S.W. Branch) 
676 
Political Party 
Australian Labor Party (Northern Territory) Branch 
677 
Political Party 
Australian Labor Party (South Australian Branch) 
678 
Political Party 
Australian Labor Party (State of Queensland) 
679 
Political Party 
Australian Labor Party (Tasmanian Branch) 
680 
Political Party 
Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch) 
681 
Political Party 
Australian Labor Party (Western Australian Branch) 
682 
Political Party 
Country Labor Party 
683 
Political Party 
Australian People's Party 
684 
Political Party 
Australian Progressives 
685 
Political Party 
Australian Workers Party 
686 
Political Party 
Centre Alliance 
687 
Political Party 
Child Protection Party 
688 
Political Party 
Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group) 
689 
Political Party 
Citizens Electoral Council of Australia 
690 
Political Party 
Climate Action! Immigration Action! Accountable Politicians! 
691 
Political Party 
Country Liberals (Northern Territory) 
692 
Political Party 
Democratic Labour Party 
693 
Political Party 
Derryn Hinch's Justice Party 
694 
Political Party 
FRASER ANNING'S CONSERVATIVE NATIONAL PARTY 
695 
Political Party 
Health Australia Party 
696 
Political Party 
Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party 
697 
Political Party 
Independents For Climate Action Now 
698 
Political Party 
Involuntary Medication Objectors (Vaccination/Fluoride) Party 
699 
Political Party 
Jacqui Lambie Network 
700 
Political Party 
Katter's Australian Party 
701 
Political Party 
Liberal Democratic Party 
702 
Political Party 
Liberal Party of Australia 
703 
Political Party 
Liberal National Party of Queensland 
704 
Political Party 
Liberal Party (W.A. Division) Inc 
705 
Political Party 
Liberal Party of Australia - ACT Division 
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706 
Political Party 
Liberal Party of Australia - Tasmanian Division 
707 
Political Party 
Liberal Party of Australia (S.A. Division) 
708 
Political Party 
Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) 
709 
Political Party 
Liberal Party of Australia, NSW Division 
710 
Political Party 
Love Australia or Leave 
711 
Political Party 
National Party of Australia 
712 
Political Party 
National Party of Australia - N.S.W. 
713 
Political Party 
National Party of Australia - Victoria 
714 
Political Party 
National Party of Australia (S.A.) Inc. 
715 
Political Party 
National Party of Australia (WA) Inc 
716 
Political Party 
Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting) 
717 
Political Party 
Pauline Hanson's One Nation 
718 
Political Party 
Pirate Party Australia 
719 
Political Party 
Reason Australia 
720 
Political Party 
Republican Party of Australia 
721 
Political Party 
Rise Up Australia Party 
722 
Political Party 
Science Party 
723 
Political Party 
Secular Party of Australia 
724 
Political Party 
Seniors United Party of Australia 
725 
Political Party 
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party 
726 
Political Party 
Socialist Alliance 
727 
Political Party 
Socialist Equality Party 
728 
Political Party 
The Arts Party 
729 
Political Party 
The Australian Mental Health Party 
730 
Political Party 
The Great Australian Party 
731 
Political Party 
The Small Business Party 
732 
Political Party 
The Together Party 
733 
Political Party 
The Women's Party 
734 
Political Party 
Tim Storer Independent SA Party 
735 
Political Party 
United Australia Party 
736 
Political Party 
VOTEFLUX.ORG | Upgrade Democracy! 
737 
Political Party 
Victorian Socialists 
738 
Political Party 
Voluntary Euthanasia Party 
739 
Political Party 
WESTERN AUSTRALIA PARTY 
740 
Political Party 
Yellow Vest Australia 
741 
University 
Australian Catholic University  
742 
University 
Australian National University  
743 
University 
Bond University 
744 
University 
Carnegie Mellon University - Australia 
745 
University 
Central Queensland University 
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746 
University 
Charles Darwin University 
747 
University 
Charles Sturt University 
748 
University 
Curtin University 
749 
University 
Deakin University 
750 
University 
Edith Cowan University 
751 
University 
Federation University Australia 
752 
University 
Flinders University 
753 
University 
Griffith University 
754 
University 
James Cook University 
755 
University 
La Trobe University 
756 
University 
Macquarie University 
757 
University 
Monash University 
758 
University 
Murdoch University 
759 
University 
Queensland University of Technology 
760 
University 
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 
761 
University 
Southern Cross University 
762 
University 
Swinburne University of Technology 
763 
University 
Torrens University Australia 
764 
University 
University of Adelaide 
765 
University 
The University of Canberra 
766 
University 
The University of Divinity 
767 
University 
University of Melbourne 
768 
University 
University of New England 
769 
University 
University of New South Wales 
770 
University 
The University of Newcastle 
771 
University 
The University of Notre Dame Australia 
772 
University 
University of Queensland 
773 
University 
University of South Australia 
774 
University 
University of Southern Queensland 
775 
University 
University of the Sunshine Coast 
776 
University 
University of Sydney 
777 
University 
University of Tasmania 
778 
University 
University of Technology Sydney 
779 
University 
The University of Western Australia 
780 
University 
University of Wollongong 
781 
University 
Western Sydney University 
782 
University 
Victoria University 
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PROTECTED 
Sensitive: Cabinet 
Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme – Background paper on hot issues 
S22(1)(a)(ii)
Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 
S42(1)
o
It is also possible that some speakers at the event may have registration obligations due to
being former Cabinet Ministers or recent designated position holders (the Hon Tony Abbott;
S47F(1)
).
o
We have written to LibertyWorks and relevant speakers requesting consideration of potential
FITS obligations.
• LibertyWorks is yet to respond to our letter, S42(1)
• S42(1)
• The department is yet to receive registrations from any of the speakers, although Mr Abbott’s office
contacted the team to advise a registration would be forthcoming. We will follow up on this
registration this week and consider next steps with respect to pursuing registrations.
S22(1)(a)(ii)
Sensitive: Cabinet 
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Document 26 - Page 1 of 2
From:
Atkinson, Lucinda
To:
S22(1)(a)(ii) ; Chidgey, Sarah; Walter, Andrew
Cc:
S22(1)(a)(ii)
Subject:
FW: Re:- Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
Date:
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 2:06:58 PM
Attachments:
Letter to Tony Abbott 8 August 2019.pdf
Importance:
High
All, FYI we have just sent the below to Mr Abbot, noting we’ve not received a registration and
have been unable to get anyone from his Office to return calls since we spoke with them about 6
weeks ago.
From: Transparency 
Sent: Tuesday, 15 October 2019 2:04 PM
To: S47E(d)
Subject: Re:- Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
Importance: High
Dear Mr Abbott,
I refer to the letter to you of 8 August 2019 from Deputy Secretary Sarah Chidgey (attached for
your reference) regarding the application of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (the
scheme) to your circumstances, and subsequent phone conversation with your office on 30
August 2019 in which we were advised that you intended to register shortly thereafter. I
appreciate the effort you have put into understanding your obligations under the scheme.
However, I note that we have not yet received your registration. Departmental officers have
tried to contact your office by phone on several occasions, without success.  
Given the importance of the registration obligations, I would appreciate confirmation that you
have received this email and an indication of when you intend to lodge a registration.  If you are
having any difficulties with the registration process, please contact the team on the details below
so that we may assist you or your staff complete the registration process.
In addition to the circumstances specified in our letter of 8 August 2019, I also seek your
cooperation to consider whether you may have further registration obligations in relation to
activities you have undertaken subsequently, including your address to the Budapest
Demographic Summit in early September, a forum which we understand was hosted by the
Hungarian Government.
Again, should you require assistance or wish to discuss the application of the scheme to your
circumstances, please contact the department on the details below.
Kind regards,
Lucinda Atkinson
Assistant Secretary
Transparency Frameworks Section
Attorney-General’s Department
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Ph: +61 2 6141 3222 | Email: [email address]
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From:
S22(1)(a)(ii)
To:
Atkinson, Lucinda
Cc:
Transparency
Subject:
FILE NOTE: Call from S22(1)(a)(ii)  in Tony Abbott"s office regarding FITS registration obligations
[DLM=Sensitive]
Date:
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 5:09:39 PM
Sensitive
At approximately 2.40pm today the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (the scheme)
helpline received a call from S22(1)(a)(ii) in Tony Abbott’s office regarding his registration obligations
under the scheme. This call was transferred to Luci and I sat in on the call given my responsibility
for the scheme. This was communicated to S22(1)(a)(ii)
S22(1)(a)(ii)  advised that Mr Abbott had today received an email from Mr Andrew Cooper, President
of LibertyWorks in relation to the Conservatives Political Actions Conference (CPAC) conference
earlier this year (August) at which Mr Abbott was a speaker. S22(1)(a)(ii) reported that the email
stated that the conference was 100% put on by LibertyWorks, an Australian company with no
input or relationship with the American Conservative Union (ACU) – specifically it appeared the
emphasis was on the fact that the ACU had not provided any funding for the conference.
Luci explained that our assessment from publicly available materials is that the ACU meets the
definition of a Foreign Principal by way of being a foreign political organisation and under the
FITS Act, an arrangement with a foreign principal is not tied to the provision or exchange of
funds. Luci noted we had today issued a notice requesting information to help the department
understand the arrangement/involvement of the ACU and therefore registration obligations.
We noted that until the Department has received a response from LibertyWorks, it is reasonable
for Mr Abbott to hold off registering the event. S22(1)(a)(ii) indicated he would be happy to register
if it is found to be a registrable event. S22(1)(a)(ii) provided that he was happy to be contacted on his
mobile S22(1)(a)(ii)
 regarding the outcome of the CPAC matter.
S22(1)(a)(ii)  also mentioned Mr Abbot’s address to the Budapest Demographic Summit in early
September and that a registration had been commence and it would be submitted shortly.
Action: AGD to follow up with Mr Abbott’s office in approximately a month.
S22(1)(a)(ii)  | T: S22(1)(a)(ii)
 | E: S22(1)(a)(ii)@ag.gov.au
From: S22(1)(a)(ii) 
Sent: Friday, 30 August 2019 3:37 PM
To: Transparency <[email address]>
Cc: S22(1)(a)(ii)
 Atkinson, Lucinda <[email address]>
Subject: FILE NOTE: Call form Tony Abbott's office regarding FITS registration obligations
[DLM=Sensitive]
Sensitive
The FITS team received a phone call from Tony Abbott’s office on Friday afternoon at 2pm which
was transferred to me given the status caller. S22(1)(a)(ii)
 and S22(1)(a)(ii)  sat in on
the call.
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Although the caller identified himself, we failed to get his name, however he identified as calling
on behalf of Mr Abbott. The caller was seeking advice on how to complete Mr Abbott’s
registration, given the additional obligations for him as a former Cabinet Minister (FCM). He was
looking at the website. I instructed him to navigate through the pre-registration survey, from
which point he could create an account and then create a registration.
We then discussed Mr Abbott’s registration obligations. Firstly, whether Mr Abbott needed to
register by way of being a FCM. I advise that this in and of itself was not a trigger for registration
and that some arrangement or activity must be entered into/undertaken to trigger registration.
The caller asked what level of connection met the ‘on behalf of’ threshold. I advised there was
no threshold and as soon as a relationship came into existence, for FCM, registration obligations
were triggered. This then raised questions about the recent Conservatives Political Actions
Conference (CPAC) which Mr Abbott was involved. The caller acknowledged the department’s
letter to Mr Abbott about this conference. The caller asked whether it would be different if the
American Conservative Union (ACU) was attending rather than a sponsor/co-host. I advise the
mere fact of being at the same event did not represent a relationship, however when the FP
takes on an formal role such as sponsorship then it becomes ‘on behalf of’. He then asked what
level of connection did there need to be between a foreign organisation and foreign government
for it to be a registerable activity – using the example of the US Times. At this stage, I advised it
would depend on the structure of the organisation to determine whether it met the definition of
a foreign government related entity.
I also took the opportunity to advise that Mr Abbott as a FCM has a higher level or responsibility
and needed to report on arrangements with FP irrespective of whether the occur domestically or
offshore.
The caller said Mr Abbott was on leave for the week and a registration would be completed on
Mr Abbott’s return with respect to CPAC and would check whether Mr Abbott had any additional
registrable arrangements in his calendar. The caller asked whether he could contact us should
they have questions in relation to other potential registrable arrangements/activities. I
confirmed he could and thanked him for his engagement and offered our assistance should they
need it in completing Mr Abbott’s registration.
S22(1)(a)(ii)
A/g Director
Transparency Frameworks Section
Institutional Integrity Branch
Attorney-General's Department
3-5 National Circuit | Barton ACT 2600
T: S22(1)(a)(ii)  | S22(1)(a)(ii)
E: S22(1)(a)(ii) @ag.gov.au | W: www.ag.gov.au
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the ACU, and that the ACU had not provided 
any funding. 
AGD confirmed that Mr Abbott could hold off 
registering in relation to CPAC until the s45 was 
resolved, but encouraged him to complete his 
other registration obligations in the meantime. 
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY 
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From:
Atkinson, Lucinda
To:
Walter, Andrew; Chidgey, Sarah
Cc:
S22(1)(a)(ii)
Subject:
RE: Your letter and email [DLM=Sensitive]
Date:
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 4:32:42 PM
Sensitive
Agreed – was going to propose we wait till we have received/not the s45 on Tuesday next week
to determine what to do next
From: Walter, Andrew 
Sent: Wednesday, 30 October 2019 4:22 PM
To: Atkinson, Lucinda <[email address]>; Chidgey, Sarah
<[email address]>
Cc: S22(1)(a)(ii)
Subject: RE: Your letter and email [DLM=Sensitive]
Luci
Happy to chat by phone if needed. I don’t think we need to rush to respond.
A
From: Atkinson, Lucinda 
Sent: Wednesday, 30 October 2019 4:12 PM
To: Chidgey, Sarah <[email address]>; Walter, Andrew <[email address]>
Cc: S22(1)(a)(ii)
Subject: FW: Your letter and email [DLM=Sensitive]
Sensitive
Sarah, Andrew – FYI below from Mr Abbott. Could we discuss?
S22(1)(a)(ii)
From: Transparency 
Sent: Wednesday, 30 October 2019 3:35 PM
To: Atkinson, Lucinda <[email address]>; S22(1)(a)(ii)
Subject: FW: Your letter and email [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
From: Abbott, Tony (Former PM) S47E(d)
 
Sent: Wednesday, 30 October 2019 3:34 PM
To: Transparency <[email address]>
Cc: S22(1)(a)(ii)  (T. Abbott, Former PM) S22(1)(a)(ii) @aph.gov.au>
Subject: Your letter and email
Dear Ms Atkinson,
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I am responding to your email dated 15/10 following up Dep Sec Chidgey’s letter dated 8/8. I
note that, according to Ms Chidgey’s letter, I have a “lifetime obligation to register any activity
(that I) undertake on behalf of a foreign principal” under the Foreign Influence Transparency
Scheme Act 2018.
The letter refers to a conference in Sydney co-hosted by the American Conservative Union at
which I was a speaker. Your email refers to my address to a demographic summit in Budapest.
I note that neither speech of mine was given “on behalf” of a foreign principal. I spoke for
myself, that’s all. Any suggestion that I was speaking on behalf of a foreign entity is absurd.
Like many other former PMs and former ministers, I have, from time to time spoken at events
overseas arranged by various think tanks and even, in the case of the demographic summit, by
the government of a friendly foreign country. Still, I have never and would never speak on behalf
of anyone but myself. In both the cited cases my remarks were covered by the media and people
were perfectly free to make their own judgments about what I said and its motivation (which I
suggest would have been long-held and well-known principles and positions).    
Hence, I decline to register and suggest that you rethink the making of such misplaced and
impertinent requests in the future. Surely senior officials of the Commonwealth have better
things to do with their time.
In the interests of transparency I may make this response available to the media. 
Yours sincerely,
Tony Abbott
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• To date, no response has been received.
• At approximately 14:40 AGD received a called from S22(1)(a)(ii) of Mr Abbott’s
office, who advised that Mr Abbott had received an email that day from Mr
Cooper, stating that CPAC was 100% organised by LibertyWorks, that there was
no input from or relationship with the ACU, and that the ACU had not provided
any funding.
• AGD confirmed that Mr Abbott could hold off registering in relation to CPAC
until the s45 was resolved, but encouraged him to complete his other
registration obligations in the meantime.
S22(1)(a)(ii)
Chronology of AGD engagement with AGO re. LibertyWorks and CPAC 
S22(1)(a)(ii)
• 2 August 2019:
o
Email of 4.02pm– advised AGO that CPAC letter had now been sent to Libertyworks and provided
TPs and background in case this was raised with them
S42(1)
o
AGD email of 6.24pm S42(1)
 Also notes the five speakers who
AGD considers may have registration obligations as a result of speaking at the conference.
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S42(1)
• 5 August 2019:
S42(1)
• 9 August 2019 – email from S22(1)(a)(ii) to AGO providing an update on the CPAC conference.  S42(1)
 and outlined our actions to date, including
sending letters to LiberthWorks, seeking confirmation from LibertyWorks on 7 August that the
correspondence had been received, and that letters had been sent to relevant speakers (Abbott,S47F(1)
).
o
Email from Tim Wellington to AGD asking whether AGD had contacted the office of Mr Abbott and
suggesting we cal  him beforehand to let him know about the letter.
S22(1)(a)(ii)
• 2 September 2019 – Secretary’s meeting with the AG - Noted that Mr Abbott’s office had contacted AGD on
30 August 2019 and indicated that Mr Abbott would be completing a registration shortly.  Also noted S22(1)(a)(i
S22(1)(a)(ii)
S22(1)(a)(ii)
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Secretary’s meeting with AG 
• 2 September 2019 – Noted that Mr Abbott’s office had contacted AGD on 30 August 2019 and indicated that
Mr Abbott would be completing a registration shortly.  Also noted S22(1)(a)(ii)
S22(1)(a)(ii)
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