Afghan files

P Johns made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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From: P Johns


Dear Australian Broadcasting Corporation,

I am requesting all documents including emails and messaging service messages (eg whatsapp and similar) between Neil Mercer and Dan Oakes regarding the Afghan files publications.

Yours faithfully,

P Johns

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From: Juliana Walsh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Johns


Reference: ABC FOI 201920-014


Many thanks for your email requesting documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).


I note you have requested access to the following documents:


“1) All documents including emails and messaging service messages (eg
whatsapp and similar) between Neil Mercer and Dan Oakes regarding the
Afghan files publications.”


The 30-day statutory period for processing your request commenced from the
day after your application was received, being 6 August 2019. Subject to
any suspension of the processing period or extension of the time for
deciding this application, the ABC is required to make a determination in
relation to this application by 4 September 2019.


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[2]ABC Juliana Walsh
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