Complaints/Correspondence from Senator Malcolm Roberts

UD made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Australian Broadcasting Corporation,

I write to request under the Freedom of Information Act:

(1) The letter sent by Alan Sunderland to Senator Malcolm Roberts as referenced in this tweet from Mr Sunderland: https://twitter.com/asunderland/status/8...

(2) The originating items of correspondence/complaints from Senator Roberts to which Mr Sunderland was replying

Yours faithfully,

UD

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From: UD

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Dear Australian Broadcasting Corporation,

I would appreciate a confirmation that my request has been received by the ABC.

Yours faithfully,

UD

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From: Juliana Walsh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Attachment 2017 006 Acknowledgement.pdf
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Dear UD

 

Please find attached correspondence relating to your FOI request.

 

Kind regards

 

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

 

 

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Locutus Sum left an annotation ()

The applicant was a little enthusiastic to ask for a rapid confirmation of receipt by the Australian Broadcasting Commission of the applicant's request. According to s 15(5)(a), the agency should send an acknowledgement "as soon as practicable but in any case not later than 14 days after the day on which the request is received . . . ". Now that we know the request has been received, we also know that a response was calculated to be due on Saturday, 15 April 2017. However, because of s 36(2)(b) of the Acts Interpretation Act (http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/c... ) the agency does not have to give a response on a public holiday or weekend but is permitted until the next day that is not a weekend or public holiday. If Easter Tuesday is a public holiday in the place where the agency is has its office, then the due date is Wednesday, 19 April 2017; otherwise it is Easter Tuesday, 18 April 2017.

I do not know where the Australian Broadcasting Commission exists but Time and Date (https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/aus... ) tells me that Easter Tuesday is a holiday exclusively in the State of Tasmania.

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Ben Fairless left an annotation ()

The ABC is based in NSW (their Head office is in Ultimo). This would make the due date close of business on Tuesday.

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From: UD

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Dear Juliana Walsh,

I note that it appears, by my calculation, that the response to this FOI is overdue. Just inquiring as to its progress?

Yours sincerely,

UD

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From: Juliana Walsh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Attachment 2017 006 Decision.pdf
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Attachment FOI review rights.pdf
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Attachment 2017 006 Documents.pdf
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Dear Applicant

 

Please find attached the decision made by the ABC’s FOI Officer, Judith
Maude, in relation to your FOI request. Also attached are relevant
documents.

 

Ms Maude offers her sincere apologies for the delay in finalising this
matter.

 

Kind regards

 

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

 

 

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From: UD

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Dear Juliana Walsh,

Thank you for your release of this information.

Yours sincerely,

UD

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