Authorised and Denied use of the word ANZAC

Anthony Brewster made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Veterans' Affairs

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From: Anthony Brewster

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Dear Department of Veterans' Affairs,

This is a request for information under the under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982.

The specific documents requested are as follows:

1.A list of all entities that are approved to use of the word ANZAC as is required under the Protection of Word 'Anzac' Regulations 1921 (Cth);

2.A list of all entities that have been denied approval of the use of the word 'Anzac' under the provisions provided by the Protection of Word 'Anzac' Regulations 1921 (Cth);

3. A list of all entities that are approved to import goods bearing the word 'Anzac' under the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations;

4. A list of entities that have been denied approval to import goods bearing the word 'Anzac' under the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations.

Yours faithfully,

Anthony Brewster

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Department of Veterans' Affairs

Dear Mr Brewster

 

Freedom of Information Request: FOI 3118

 

I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act). Your request is in the following
terms:

 

1.       A list of all entities that are approved to use of the word ANZAC
as is required under the Protection of Word 'Anzac' Regulations 1921
(Cth);

 

2.       A list of all entities that have been denied approval of the use
of the word 'Anzac' under the provisions provided by the Protection of
Word 'Anzac' Regulations 1921 (Cth);

 

3.       A list of all entities that are approved to import goods bearing
the word 'Anzac' under the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations;

 

4.       A list of entities that have been denied approval to import goods
bearing the word 'Anzac' under the Customs (Prohibited Imports)
Regulations.

 

We received your request on 16 April 2015 and the 30 day statutory period
for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. You
should therefore expect a decision by 18 May 2015. The period of 30 days
may be extended if we need to consult third parties, impose a charge or
for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

 

Your request in its current terms captures a significant amount of
information held by the Department. The Protection of the Word ‘Anzac’
Regulations commenced in 1921 and the Customs (Prohibited Imports)
Regulations commenced in 1956, and there have been numerous applications
for approval under these regulations. In the last twelve months alone, the
Department has received more than 400 applications for approval to use the
word Anzac. For this reason, it would assist us if you would consider
refining the scope of your request. Options for narrowing the scope of the
request may include limiting the request to a particular date range and/or
applicant.  

 

If you decide to proceed with your request in its current terms, the
Department may decide to undertake a formal request consultation process,
which would attempt to narrow the scope of your request. The Department
may also decide to impose processing charges.

 

You can respond to our proposal by replying to this email, or
alternatively using one of the contact methods below.

 

We will continue to contact you using the email address you have provided.
Please advise if you would prefer us to use an alternative means of
contact.

 

If you have any questions, please contact me using the following details:

 

Post: GPO Box 9998 CANBERRA   ACT   2601

Facsimile: (02) 6289 6316

Email: [1][DVA request email]

 

Yours sincerely

 

Nadia Vittoria

Information Access Officer

Information Law

Legal Services, Assurance & Deregulation

 

30 April 2015

 

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From: Anthony Brewster

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Dear Department of Veterans Affairs,

RE : Freedom Of Information request - FOI 3118

Thank you for the response to my FOI request. Based on your advice I would like to narrow the scope of my request by date range.

Please narrow the scope of all information requested (outlined in the original request dated April 16 2015) to the last ten (10) years. Specifically by limiting it to the dates starting April 30, 2005 and ending April 30, 2015.

Yours sincerely,

Anthony Brewster

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Department of Veterans' Affairs

Dear Mr Brewster

 

Freedom of Information Request: FOI 3118

 

Thank you for your email refining the scope of your request under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act). I have now taken your
request to be for:

 

From April 30 2005 and ending April 30 2015:

 

1.       A list of all entities that are approved to use of the word ANZAC
as is required under the Protection of Word 'Anzac' Regulations 1921
(Cth);

 

2.        A list of all entities that have been denied approval of the use
of the word 'Anzac' under the provisions provided by the Protection of
Word 'Anzac' Regulations 1921 (Cth);

 

3.       A list of all entities that are approved to import goods bearing
the word 'Anzac' under the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations;

 

4.       A list of entities that have been denied approval to import goods
bearing the word 'Anzac' under the Customs (Prohibited Imports)
Regulations.

 

The scope of your request covers documents which contain business
information and personal information about third parties. Accordingly, the
Department considers it necessary to consult with these third parties
under section 27 and section 27A of the FOI Act. As a result, section
15(6) of the FOI Act allows for an additional 30 days to process your
request. 

 

As we received your request on 16 April 2015, you should now expect a
decision by 15 June 2015.

 

If you have any questions, please contact me using the following details:

 

Post: GPO Box 9998 CANBERRA ACT 2601

Facsimile: (02) 6289 6316

Email: [1][DVA request email]

 

Yours sincerely

 

Nadia Vittoria

Information Access Officer

Information Law

Legal Services, Assurance & Deregulation

 

12 May 2015

 

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Department of Veterans' Affairs

Dear Mr Brewster

 

Freedom of Information Request: FOI 3118

 

I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

 

We received your request on 16 April 2015 and the 30 day statutory period
for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. As
indicated in my email sent to you on 12 May 2015, the statutory period for
processing your request has been extended by 30 days to consult with third
parties, in accordance with sections 15(6), 27 and 27A of the FOI Act.

 

However, the third party consultation process has taken longer than
anticipated. It is for this reason that I am writing to seek your
agreement to a further extension of 14 days to process your request under
section 15AA of the FOI Act.

 

If you are agreeable to this request for an extension, the due date for
your request will be 29 June 2015. Please provide a written response to
this request using the details below. In the event that you do not agree
to this request, we may decide to seek an extension of time under section
15AB of the FOI Act from the Office of the Australian Information
Commissioner (OAIC).

 

If you have any questions, please contact me using the following details:

 

Post: GPO Box 9998 CANBERRA ACT 2601

Facsimile: (02) 6289 6316

Email: [1][DVA request email]

 

Yours sincerely

 

Nadia Vittoria

Information Access Officer

Information Law

Legal Services, Assurance & Deregulation

 

9 June 2015

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Department of Veterans' Affairs

Dear Mr Brewster

 

As indicated in my earlier email, I am seeking your agreement to a 14 day
extension of time to process your request. I would appreciate if you could
respond by midday Friday 12 June 2015.

 

If we have not received a response from you by this time, we will seek an
extension of time from the Office of the Australian Information
Commissioner (OAIC) under section 15AB of the FOI Act.

 

Kind regards

 

Nadia Vittoria

Information Access Officer

Information Law

Legal Services, Assurance & Deregulation

 

11 June 2015

 

 

From: Vittoria, Nadia On Behalf Of FOI
Sent: Tuesday, 9 June 2015 3:35 PM
To: '[FOI #1039 email]'
Cc: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information Request: FOI 3118
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Dear Mr Brewster

 

Freedom of Information Request: FOI 3118

 

I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

 

We received your request on 16 April 2015 and the 30 day statutory period
for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. As
indicated in my email sent to you on 12 May 2015, the statutory period for
processing your request has been extended by 30 days to consult with third
parties, in accordance with sections 15(6), 27 and 27A of the FOI Act.

 

However, the third party consultation process has taken longer than
anticipated. It is for this reason that I am writing to seek your
agreement to a further extension of 14 days to process your request under
section 15AA of the FOI Act.

 

If you are agreeable to this request for an extension, the due date for
your request will be 29 June 2015. Please provide a written response to
this request using the details below. In the event that you do not agree
to this request, we may decide to seek an extension of time under section
15AB of the FOI Act from the Office of the Australian Information
Commissioner (OAIC).

 

If you have any questions, please contact me using the following details:

 

Post: GPO Box 9998 CANBERRA ACT 2601

Facsimile: (02) 6289 6316

Email: [1][DVA request email]

 

Yours sincerely

 

Nadia Vittoria

Information Access Officer

Information Law

Legal Services, Assurance & Deregulation

 

9 June 2015

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From: Anthony Brewster

Delivered

Dear Department of Veterans' Affairs,

Thank you for your correspondence with this request (FOI 3118).

I understand and agree to the extension that you have requested. I now understand that the request will be fulfilled from two weeks from today (15 June 2015).

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Anthony Brewster

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This request is listed as "delayed". However, there has been an extension request by the Department which has now been applied. The request should be fulfilled in two weeks from today

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Our reference: RQ15/02741

Agency reference: FOI 3118

The FOI Contact Officer

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Extension of time request under s15AB

On 12 June 2015, the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) requested
further time to make a decision on your FOI request of 16 April 2015.

This request was on the basis that the processing period is insufficient
to deal adequately with your request, because it is complex and/or
voluminous.

The Information Commissioner has decided to grant the DVA an extension of
time of 14 days for this request, to 29 June 2015. This decision has been
made under s15AB(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (the
Act).

If you would like to discuss this matter you may contact me on 02 9284
9731 or via email [1][email address].

 

Yours sincerely

 

Timothy Fleming| Investigations Officer

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Level 3, 175 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001 |www.oaic.gov.au

Phone:  +61 2 9284 9731

Fax: +61 2 9284 9666

Email: [email address]

 

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Dear Mr Brewster

 

Freedom of Information Request: FOI 3118

 

I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) received 16 April 2015. Your request,
as revised, sought access to:

 

From April 30 2005 and ending April 30 2015:

 

1.       A list of all entities that are approved to use of the word ANZAC
as is required under the Protection of Word 'Anzac' Regulations 1921
(Cth);

 

2.        A list of all entities that have been denied approval of the use
of the word 'Anzac' under the provisions provided by the Protection of
Word 'Anzac' Regulations 1921 (Cth);

 

3.       A list of all entities that are approved to import goods bearing
the word 'Anzac' under the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations;

 

4.       A list of entities that have been denied approval to import goods
bearing the word 'Anzac' under the Customs (Prohibited Imports)
Regulations.

 

Please find enclosed with this letter:

 

1.            Statement of Reasons, including your rights of review;

 

2.            Document released to you, as set out in the Statement of
Reasons.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us using the following details:

 

Post: GPO Box 9998 CANBERRA   ACT   2601

Facsimile: (02) 6289 6316

Email: [1][DVA request email]

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Law

Legal Services, Assurance & Deregulation

 

29 June 2015

 

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