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
Act) in your email of 26 January 2015. Specifically, you have sought access to the following
“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
Once you have clarified the scope of your request, the 30-day processing period will commence.
Head, Corporate Governance