Complaints regarding ABC decision not to acquire 'Descent into the Maelstrom - The Radio Birdman Story' for broadcast

Jonathan Sequeira made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The request was partially successful.

From: Jonathan Sequeira

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Dear Australian Broadcasting Corporation,

I request under the Commonwealth Freedom of Information Act, copies of all documents including emails:
1. sent or received between 10 July 2018 and 31 August 2018 inclusive
2. concerning complaints made to the ABC relating to the ABC’s decision not to acquire the documentary film ‘Descent into the Maelstrom – The Radio Birdman Story’, (also known as the Radio Birdman film, or Radio Birdman documentary) for broadcast
3. including those relating to the ABC’s internal processing of complaints, either as individual complaints or as a group of complaints
4. excluding documents, correspondence and emails sent by Jonathan Sequeira to the ABC, or received by Jonathan Sequeira from the ABC.

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Sequeira

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From: Juliana Walsh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Attachment ABC FOI 201819 044 Acknowledgement.pdf
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Dear Mr Sequeira

 

Please find attached correspondence relating to  your recent FOI request.

 

Kind regards

Juliana

 

 

[1]ABC Juliana Walsh
FOI and Corporate Governance Advisor
P +61 2 8333 5304 E [2][email address]
[3]http://www.abc.net.au/corp/enter/img/bra...

 

 

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From: Jonathan Sequeira

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Dear Juliana Walsh,

Thank you for your correspondence regarding
FOI REQUEST – REFERENCE NUMBER 201819-044

I refer to your request for an extension:
" I would be grateful, if, under section 15AA of the FOI Act, you would agree to an extension of 30 days so that
we may effectively and thoroughly conduct our search, and provide a considered decision on any documents
retrieved. This would make the deadline for provision of a decision in the matter 11 February 2019."

I clarify that the original request does not include documents or emails which are:
- the actual complaints received by the ABC
- transcripts of oral/phone complaints made to the ABC

It does include:
- any summary of complaints
- any documents (including emails) that quote from complaints.

I hope this clarification is helpful, and makes processing the request simpler and easier for you.

I agree to your request for an extension of the deadline to 11 February 2019.

Have a lovely Christmas and New Year.

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Sequeira

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From: Juliana Walsh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Thanks for your email. I am on leave until 15 January 2019. I will respond
to your email on my return.

 

For urgent matters to do with FOI, please send a message to the ABC's FOI
inbox: [ABC request email]

 

Wishing you and your family all the best for the holiday season!

 

Kind regards, Juliana

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From: Jonathan Sequeira

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Dear Juliana Walsh,

I refer to my FOI request – REFERENCE NUMBER 201819-044

I agreed, upon your request, to extend the deadline an extra 30 days, to 11 February 2019.

This extended deadline has now passed, and the ABC has had over 60 days to make a decision.

Can you please advise the status of this request, and when you will make a determination.

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Sequeira

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From: Juliana Walsh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

[Subject only] FW: ABC FOI 201819-044 Acknowledgement and request for extension of time [ABC-Legal.FID56150]

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From: Jonathan Sequeira

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Dear Juliana Walsh,

thanks you for your prompt response today (15 February 2019)
Unfortunately it appears to be blank, and contains only the chain of previous correspondence.

Could you please re-send your intended correspondence.

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Sequeira

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From: Juliana Walsh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Jonathan

 

I was forwarding your emails to the ABC's dedicated FOI inbox so that
there was a record of your correspondence there.

 

I have CC'd in your response address on each occasion.

 

Kind regards

Juliana

 

 

[1]ABC Juliana Walsh
FOI and Corporate Governance Advisor
[2]http://www.abc.net.au/corp/email_newslet...
P +61 2 8333 5304
E [email address]
[3]http://www.abc.net.au/corp/enter/img/bra...
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the
First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we
live, learn and work.

 

 

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From: Jonathan Sequeira

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Dear Juliana Walsh,

Thanks Juliana. Should I be sending correspondence to you or is it better to address everything to the general ABC FOI address?

Are you dealing with this or is there somebody else?

Can you advise when you (or someone else) expect to make a determination?

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Sequeira

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Attachment ABC FOI 201819 044 Decision 1452078 1.PDF.pdf
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Attachment ABC FOI 201819 044 Documents in full redacted 1445265 2.PDF.pdf
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Dear Mr Sequeira

 

Please find attached the ABC’s decision in the matter 201819-044.

 

My apologies for the delay in our provision of this response.

 

Kind regards

 

 

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