correspondence for known Islamic terror plots that have been uncovered
The request was refused by Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.
From: James Mott
Dear Australian Security Intelligence Organisation,
This is a request for any documents of correspondence for known Islamic terror plots uncovered by ASIO, The Australian Defence Force, The Australian Federal police and minister of defence Kevin Andres. Following the Martin place siege on December 15th-16th 2014. Under the freedom of information act of 1982.
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
Good afternoon Mr Mott
We refer to our email of 22 February 2016.
In regards to your email to this organisation requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act), please note that the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) is an exempt agency under subsection 7(1) of the FOI Act and it is therefore not possible to access any ASIO records under this legislation. As such we would be grateful if you could remove ASIO as an addressee in your Freedom of Information requests.
We note however that it is possible to request access to ASIO's historical records under the provisions of the Archives Act 1983. The Archives Act allows the public a right to access records of a certain age (known as the Open Access Period). Currently it is possible to access records created prior to 1990.
Further information about access to historical Commonwealth records can be found on the website of the National Archives of Australia (www.naa.gov.au).
ASIO Business Liaison Unit
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