Documents containing anti sex, anti abortion and anti LGBTQI+ sentiment

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Dear Children’s eSafety Commissioner and staff,

Under the provisions outlined in the Freedom of Information Act of 1982, I would like to request the following:

- Any emails or final documents between the e-safety commissioner and anyone who works on her behalf, and any other party, between January 2017 and now, containing the words "prostitution" "pornhub" "onlyfans" "FOSTA/SESTA" "FOSTA" "SESTA" "NCOSE" "EARNIT" "SISEA" "traffickinghub" "trafficking hub" or "exodus cry".

Yours faithfully,

Lola Hunt

enquiries@esafety.gov.au, Children’s eSafety Commissioner

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Dear Lola,

 

Please see attached correspondence relating to your Freedom of Information
Act 1982 request received by the eSafety Commissioner on 18 February 2021.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact [1][Children’s eSafety Commissioner request email] if you have
any questions.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

FOI Coordinator

 

The eSafety Commissioner

 

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Dear [email address],

Thanks for getting back to me. I'm happy to elaborate and clarify my request and how the subject relates to this request and these organisations.
The request is:
“Any emails or final documents containing the following words or phrases:
"prostitution", "pornhub", "onlyfans", "FOSTA/SESTA", "FOSTA", "SESTA" "NCOSE” "Earnit" "SISEA" "traffickinghub" "trafficking hub" or "exodus cry"

The subject "Documents containing anti sex, anti abortion and anti LGBTQI+ sentiment" refers to the fact that there is well documented cases of the mentioned groups "traffickinghub" and "exodus cry" as having an anti sex, anti LGBTQI+ and anti abortion sentiment.

Please see the following links:
- https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/202...
- https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/re...

This group is also famously anti sex work and ran a campaign called trafficking hub based on fabricated statistics, resulting in VISA and Mastercard pulling out of Pornhub and the push of legislation such as EARNIT. This group was also involved in pushing through a US bill similar to the proposed Online Safety Bill called FOSTA/SESTA. This bill has caused so much harm that it has been referred to by local police departments as making it harder to catch sex traffickers (which was it's said intention) and is now considered unconstitutional.

Please see:
https://newrepublic.com/article/160488/n...
https://www.vice.com/en/article/wxqy4z/p...

https://www.hivlawandpolicy.org/sites/de...

Given there is a new online safety bill on the cards and these religious extremists have been involved in legislation in other five eyes countries, (Most recently Canada: https://twitter.com/gustavoturnerx/statu...) we want to ensure that they are not involved in this bill, and if they are, the public is aware of their true intentions. Their values do not reflect Australian values and risk putting marginalised people in danger.

Yours sincerely,

Lola Hunt

Dear [email address],

Thanks for getting back to me. I'm happy to elaborate and clarify my request and how the subject relates to this request and these organisations.

The request is:
“Any emails or final documents containing the following words or phrases:
"prostitution", "pornhub", "onlyfans", "FOSTA/SESTA", "FOSTA", "SESTA" "NCOSE” "Earnit" "SISEA" "traffickinghub" "trafficking hub" or "exodus cry"

The subject "Documents containing anti sex, anti abortion and anti LGBTQI+ sentiment" refers to the fact that there is well documented cases of the mentioned groups "traffickinghub" and "exodus cry" as having an anti sex, anti LGBTQI+ and anti abortion sentiment.

Please see the following links:
- https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/202...
- https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/re...

This group is also famously anti sex work and ran a campaign called trafficking hub based on fabricated statistics, resulting in VISA and Mastercard pulling out of Pornhub and the push of legislation such as EARNIT. This group was also involved in pushing through a US bill similar to the proposed Online Safety Bill called FOSTA/SESTA. This bill has caused so much harm that it has been referred to by local police departments as making it harder to catch sex traffickers (which was it's said intention) and is now considered unconstitutional.

Please see:
https://newrepublic.com/article/160488/n...
https://www.vice.com/en/article/wxqy4z/p...
https://twitter.com/gustavoturnerx/statu...
https://www.hivlawandpolicy.org/sites/de...
Given there is a new online safety bill on the cards and these religious extremists have been involved in legislation in other five eyes countries, we want to ensure that they are not involved in this bill, and if they are, the public is aware of their true intentions. Their values do not reflect Australian values and put marginalised people at risk.

Yours sincerely,

Lola Hunt

enquiries@esafety.gov.au, Children’s eSafety Commissioner

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Dear Lola,

 

Thank you for your response.

 

We would like to speak with you to discuss your freedom of information
(FOI) request

 

As noted in our previous correspondence, we want to discuss clarifying and
narrowing the scope and subject matter of your FOI request. We are doing
this to assist you revise your request so that a practical refusal reason
under the Freedom of Information 1982 (Cth) does not exist.

 

We are available at the following times:

 

o Thursday 25 February 2021 at 9.00am
o Thursday 25 February 2021 at 9.30am
o Thursday 25 February 2021 at 10.00am

 

Please indicate if you’re available at any of the above times. Please also
indicate the best number for us to contact you on.

 

If you are not available at any of our suggested times, please let us know
another time this week you’re free.

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Coordinator

The eSafety Commissioner

 

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Dear [email address],

Thursday 25 February 2021 at 10.00am would be great. I have emailed you my contact number via [email address] now.

Yours sincerely,

Lola Hunt

enquiries@esafety.gov.au, Children’s eSafety Commissioner

Dear Lola,

Thank you for confirming you’re available at 10.00am tomorrow to discuss your request.

Please provide the number you wish for us to call.

Regards,

FOI Coordinator
eSafety Commissioner

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Dear [email address],

As previously mentioned I have emailed my phone number via enquiries[@]esafety.gov.au

Yours sincerely,

Lola Hunt

enquiries@esafety.gov.au, Children’s eSafety Commissioner

Hello Lola,

We have not received your phone number. Please include it in your response to this email, so we can call you at 10.00am.

Kind regards,

FOI Coordinator
eSafety Commissioner

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Dear [email address],

I have sent my phone number to enquiries[@]esafety.gov.au from the email [email address]. I will send it again now using the same address. If there are any issues, please send me through anther email or phone number to contact you via.

Yours sincerely,

Lola Hunt

Dear [email address],

Just reaching out as I haven't heard from you yet. You can reach me via [email address]. Please reach out to me via my mobile number which was previously provided to you.

Yours sincerely,

Lola Hunt

enquiries@esafety.gov.au, Children’s eSafety Commissioner

Hello Lola,

We apologise for the delay and confusion.

Please call the ACMA Customer Service Centre on 1300 850 115, ask to speak to the eSafety FOI Coordinator and you will be transferred to the appropriate person.

Kind regards,

FOI Coordinator
eSafety Commissioner

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Dear [email address],

I called and was informed on the ACMA support line to send my contact details to them with as they were unable to get in contact with you. I have sent that through to them now. I eagerly await your call.

Yours sincerely,

Lola Hunt