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From: Philip Nelson

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Dear Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority,

CEO ASADA David Sharpe stated in the media that he had reviewed a number of cases that had come before ASADA, including the Essendon and Cronulla supplements cases, which had occurred before he commenced his role as CEO ASADA.
He also recently stated:
'Its automatically a process of ours that we will review [every case],"
"We've seen a lot of high-profile cases, do we sit there and say we got them right? No. We sit there and say what can we do better. What can we do if this happens next time."

I request access to those reviews and all information gathered/provided by other parties that facilitated the reviews of the Essendon and/or the Cronulla supplement cases. Specifically, any information might be, but is not limited to, the following:

a). ministerial briefings,
b). talking points,
c). terms of reference for the review,
c). who signed off on the review (if it was done would have to be a senior executive officer),
d). general counsel advice,
e). advice sought from the Solicitor General,
f). minutes of interdepartmental committees,
g). minutes of meeting in relation to the review,
h). case officer notes pertaining to the review,
i). implementation program of the review,
j). what internal changes were made as a result of the review.

Yours faithfully,

Philip Nelson

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Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

Dear Mr Nelson,

 

Our reference ASADA FOI 19-34

 

We refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), received by ASADA on 11 November 2019 for
the following:

 

“CEO ASADA David Sharpe stated in the media that he had reviewed a number
of cases that had come before ASADA, including the Essendon and Cronulla
supplements cases, which had occurred before he commenced his role as CEO
ASADA.

He also recently stated:

'Its automatically a process of ours that we will review [every case],"

"We've seen a lot of high-profile cases, do we sit there and say we got
them right? No. We sit there and say what can we do better. What can we do
if this happens next time."

 

I request access to those reviews and all information gathered/provided by
other parties that facilitated the reviews of the Essendon and/or the
Cronulla supplement cases.  Specifically, any information might be, but is
not limited to, the following:

 

a). ministerial briefings,

b). talking points,

c). terms of reference for the review,

c). who signed off on the review (if it was done would have to be a senior
executive officer), d). general counsel advice, e). advice sought from the
Solicitor General, f). minutes of interdepartmental committees, g).
minutes of meeting in relation to the review, h). case officer notes
pertaining to the review, i). implementation program of the review, j).
what internal changes were made as a result of the review.”

 

If you believe that the scope of your request has not been interpreted
correctly, please advise ASADA as soon as possible using the contact
details listed at the conclusion of this email.

 

Your request was received on Monday 11 November 2019 and the 30 day
statutory period for processing your request commences from the day after
that date. You should therefore expect a decision from ASADA by Wednesday
11 December 2019. This period of 30 days may be extended if we need to
consult third parties or for other reasons. We will advise you if this
occurs.

 

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We will contact you using the contact email address you provided,
specifically [1][FOI #5883 email].

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at
[2][email address].

 

Regards,

 

Sally Cook

Lawyer

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

 

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I am seeking access under the FOI Act.

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Attachment FOI 19 34 Decision letter 11 December 2019.pdf
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Attachment FOI 19 34 Document for release redactions applied.pdf
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Dear Mr Nelson,

 

Please see attached decision letter and associated document in relation to
FOI 19-34.

 

Please contact me if you have any queries.

 

Regards,

 

Sally Cook

Lawyer

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

 

T  +61 (0) 2 6222 4233

E  [1][email address]

W  [2]www.asada.gov.au

 

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Philip Nelson left an annotation ()

Hi,
1. There was a delivery error on Page 3 of the decision response letter(pdf and download versions), Can this be rectified please?
2. There is confirmation of an annexure page attached to the decision response letter which was not provided, Can this be rectified please?

Regards
Philip Nelson

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