Breaking International Law

J.M. Porup made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

The request was refused by Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.

From: J.M. Porup

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Dear Australian Security Intelligence Organisation,

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."

Source:

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

How often does ASIO break international law?

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

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Dear Mr Porup,

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From: J.M. Porup

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Dear Australian Security Intelligence Organisation,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Australian Security Intelligence Organisation'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: ASIO.BGLU
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your email requesting internal review under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act). ASIO is an exempt agency under subsection 7 (1) of the FOI Act. Internal review under the FOI Act is therefore unavailable in relation to ASIO's decision making.

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security can receive complaints in relation to ASIO's compliance with the laws of the Commonwealth should you wish to pursue the matter further. Further information is available at www.igis.gov.au.

Regards,
ASIO Business & Government Liaison Unit | Ph: 02 6234 1668 | Email: [email address] | Web: www.bglu.asio.gov.au

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