This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'The decision to disqualify Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" from the 2014 Hottest 100.'.



 
15 February 2015 
 
 
Mr/s Casey Briggs 
By email: [FOI #888 email] 
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Mr/s Briggs 
FOI REQUEST - REFERENCE NUMBER 2015-004 
I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI 
Act) in your email of 26 January 2015. Specifically, you have sought access to the following 
documents: 
“A copy of all documents that contain a reference to "Taylor Swift" or "Shake It Off" that was 
produced in January 2015 by staff of triple j. 

In particular, I request all correspondence and documents relating to the decision to disqualify 
the Taylor Swift song 'Shake It Off' from the 2014 triple j Hottest 100. 

I am writing to clarify the scope of your request so that I am able to effectively and efficiently identify 
and locate all relevant documents.  
It is not clear on the face of your request whether the second paragraph is intended to refine the 
scope of the request from the broad reference to documents in the first paragraph to the specific 
documents described in the second. I assume this is the case, as the first part of the request is 
framed in quite broad terms.  
In order to process your application it would also be useful if you could: 
  Confirm that the scope of your request is the specific documents described in the second 
paragraph above; and 
 
  narrow the time period of the request, for instance, to the two week period from 12 to 23 
January 2015. 
Once you have clarified the scope of your request, the 30-day processing period will commence. 
Yours sincerely 
 
Judith Maude 
Head, Corporate Governance