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.'.



 
 
24 March 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 [between 10 and 30 January] 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 have recently finalised a decision in relation to an application under the FOI Act for virtually the same 
documents. A copy of that decision (reference number 2015-003) is available on the ABC’s website 
here: http://about.abc.net.au/how-the-abc-is-run/what-guides-us/freedom-of-information/foi-disclosure-
log/ 
In the circumstances, it appears unnecessary to issue a separate decision in this matter, which will be 
drafted in identical terms. 
If you would like to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact me. Otherwise, I will 
consider the matter finalised. 
Yours sincerely 
 
 
Judith Maude 
Head, Corporate Governance