Breaking International Law

J.M. Porup made this Freedom of Information request to Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

The request was refused by Inspector General of Intelligence and Security.

From: J.M. Porup

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Dear Inspector General of Intelligence and Security,

According to a legal memo in the Snowden documents, GCHQ will break international law as long as it's "acceptable among the 5-eyes community."

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https://twitter.com/toholdaquill/status/...
https://theintercept.com/document/2015/0...

How often does the Australian Intelligence Community break international law?

Please provide any legal memos, correspondence, or other documents that discuss the Australian Intelligence Community breaking international law. Please include statistics per year from 1995 to present day on how often the Australian Intelligence Community breaks international law.

Please also include any and all processing notes associated with this FOI request.

Yours faithfully,

J.M. Porup
National Security Reporter
www.JMPorup.com

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Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

UNCLASSIFIED
Correspondence reference: 2017/170
File reference: 2016/047

Dear Mr/Ms Porup

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

The Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (OIGIS) is an exempt agency under the FOI Act and is not compelled to meet your request. Records are subject to release under the Archives Act 1983 once they enter the ‘open’ period. Until recently the open period related to Commonwealth records over 30 years old. Amendments to the Archives Act in 2010 resulted in a change in the ‘closed’ period from 30 years to 20 years. This change will be fully implemented by 2020. Records that have entered the open period are eligible for public release, after the Inspector-General determines whether any information should be exempt on national security grounds. Records can be obtained under the Archives Act by contacting the National Archives of Australia (NAA).

As a result, no information will be provided in response to this request.

Yours sincerely

Alison
On behalf of the
Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Phone 02 6271 5692 | Web www.igis.gov.au | Email [IGIS request email]
1 National Circuit BARTON ACT 2600

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From: J.M. Porup

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Dear Inspector General of Intelligence and Security,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Inspector General of Intelligence and Security's handling of my FOI request 'Breaking International Law'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/b...

Yours faithfully,

J.M. Porup

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From: OIGIS - Info
Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

Thank you for contacting the Inspector-General of Intelligence and
Security.

Office hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm.

Your email will be considered on the first business day after receipt.

Responses will generally be received within 5 working days. Should you
wish to phone, the number for general inquiries is 02 6271 5692.

*Please note the office is closed on public holidays and each year between
Christmas and New Year (25 December – 1 January inclusive).

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Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

UNCLASSIFIED
Correspondence reference: 2017/193
File reference: 2017/045

Dear Mr/Ms Porup

I have reviewed the response to your FOI request to the Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (correspondence ref 2017/170 dated 5 July 2017).

I confirm the decision to provide no records in response to your request on the basis that the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security is an exempt agency pursuant to section 7 and Schedule 2 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

Yours sincerely

Jake Blight
Acting Inspector-General

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Phone 02 6271 5692 | Web www.igis.gov.au | Email [IGIS request email]
1 National Circuit BARTON ACT 2600

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