Copyright legislation amendments re: AUSFTA

Patrick Gardner made this Freedom of Information request to Attorney-General's Department

The request was refused by Attorney-General's Department.

From: Patrick Gardner

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Dear Attorney-General's Department,

Under the Freedom of Information Act (1982), I request copies of the following documents:

(a) Electronically available documents prepared prior to Australia's ratification of the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement ("AUSFTA"), which discuss amendments to the Copyright Act (1968) in order to comply with provisions of AUSFTA.

(b) Electronically available documents prepared following Australia's ratification of AUSFTA, of the same kind requested in (a).

(c) Any electronically available correspondence with the Productivity Commission in relation to the impact of AUSFTA on intellectual property rights and associated legislation.

Please consider items (a), (b) and (c) as separate requests. If there is to be a substantial delay in providing this information, please advise, as a general indication of the quantity of documents fitting into (a) and (b) may satisfy those requests.

Feel free to contact me if further clarification is required.

Sincerely,

Patrick Gardner

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UNCLASSIFIED
Good Morning Mr Gardner

I hereby acknowledge your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) dated 10 February 2013.

Your request will be processed as quickly as possible.

Kind Regards

Margarita Constant
Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
A: +61 (2) 6141 3291  +: [email address]

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From: Tudor, Logan
Attorney-General's Department


Attachment Mr Patrick Gardner s24AB Notice of Intention to Refuse.pdf
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Good morning Mr Gardner

Regarding your FOI request of 10 February 2013, please find attached this Department's s24AB 'notice of intention to refuse' your request.

I look forward to assisting you during the 14 day consultation period, which commences today, and concludes Wednesday 13 March 2013.

My contact details are below if you have questions.

With regards,

Logan Tudor| Legal Officer
Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton, ACT, 2600
T: +61 (2) 6141 3715 | E: [email address]

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From: Tudor, Logan
Attorney-General's Department


Attachment Mr Patrick Gardner s24AB Notice of Intention to Refuse.pdf
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Good morning Mr Gardner

I refer to your FOI request of 10 February 2013 with this Department, and our subsequent email of 28 February 2013 issued to you under section 24AB of the Act ('notice of intention to refuse').

I note that the 14 day consultation period, as prescribed under the Act, came to a close on 13 March 2013- with no contact from you during that period. To assist, please take an additional 14 days, starting today and ending on 2 April 2013, to reconsider the scope of your request as currently worded.

As previously advised, the statutory timings for your request remain on hold, in accordance with section 24AB of the Act, until such time that you:
• withdraw your request;
• revise your request; or
• advise that you do not wish to revise your request.

My contact details are below if you have questions.

With regards,

Logan Tudor| Legal Officer
Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton, ACT, 2600
T: +61 (2) 6141 3715 | E: [email address]

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From: Tudor, Logan
Attorney-General's Department


Attachment FOI Request Mr Patrick Gardner 24AB 7 a Request taken to be Withdrawn.pdf
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Good morning Mr Gardner

I refer to your FOI request of 10 February 2013 with this Department. My decision on this matter is attached.

Please note that because you did not contact me within the consultation periods in accordance with the notices provided to you on 28 February 2013 and 19 March 2013 respectively, your request is now taken to be withdrawn under subsection 24AB(7)(a) of the Act.

With regards,

Logan Tudor| Legal Officer
Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton, ACT, 2600
T: +61 (2) 6141 3715 | E: [email address]

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