Documents regarding tenure and resignation of ASADA CEO in 2014

Mike Read made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

The request was partially successful.

From: Mike Read

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Dear Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority,

I am requesting copies of all documents created from February 1 2014 – July 31 2014 relating to the tenure and resignation of ASADA CEO Aurora Andruska, between ASADA and the Minister responsible for ASADA (at that time), together with copies of all advice & correspondence (both electronic and print) in preparing and finalising these documents.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Read

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From: ASADA Legal
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

Dear Mr Read

 

I refer to your recent request for access to documents under the Freedom
of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), received by ASADA on 4 December 2017.

 

I understand your request to be for:

 

Copies of all documents created from February 1 2014 – July 31 2014
relating to the tenure and resignation of ASADA CEO Aurora Andruska,
between ASADA and the Minister responsible for ASADA (at that time),
together with copies of all advice & correspondence (both electronic and
print) in preparing and finalising these documents.

 

If you believe that the scope of your request has not been interpreted
correctly, please advise ASADA as soon as possible on the contact details
listed at the conclusion of this email.

 

Your request was received on Monday 4 December 2017 and the 30 day
statutory period for processing your request commences from the day after
that date. You should therefore expect a decision from ASADA by Wednesday
3 January 2018.  The period of 30 days may be extended if we need to
consult third parties, or for other reasons. We will advise you if this
happens.

 

You will be notified of any charges in relation to your request as soon as
possible before we process any requested documents or impose a final
charge.

 

Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
published online on our disclosure log subject to certain exceptions. For
example, personal information will not be published where this would be
unreasonable.

 

We will contact you using the contact email address you provided,
specifically [1][FOI #4231 email]. If you have
any questions, please feel free to contact me at [2][ASADA request email]

 

Kind regards

 

Carolyn Maher

Lawyer

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

 

T  02 6222 4211

E  [email address]

W  [3]www.asada.gov.au

 

PO Box 1744, Fyshwick, ACT, 2609

 

ASADA Hotline 13 000 ASADA (13 000 27232)

 

 

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From: Mike Read [[4]mailto:[FOI #4231 email]]

Sent: Monday, 4 December 2017 4:34 PM

To: ASADA Legal <[5][email address]>

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Documents regarding tenure and
resignation of ASADA CEO in 2014

 

Dear Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority,

 

I am requesting copies of all documents created from February 1 2014 –
July 31 2014 relating to the tenure and resignation of ASADA CEO Aurora
Andruska, between ASADA and the Minister responsible for ASADA (at that
time), together with copies of all advice & correspondence (both
electronic and print) in preparing and finalising these documents.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Mike Read

 

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From: Carolyn Maher
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

Dear Mr Read

 

I refer to your request dated 4 December 2017 seeking access to:

               

Copies of all documents created from February 1 2014 – July 31 2014
relating to the tenure and resignation of ASADA CEO Aurora Andruska,
between ASADA and the Minister responsible for ASADA (at that time),
together with copies of all advice & correspondence (both electronic and
print) in preparing and finalising these documents.

 

The current due date for your request is 3 January 2018. Due to the number
of FOI requests currently being processed by ASADA, the limited number of
staff to respond to FOI requests, and the impending Christmas/New Year
holiday period (of which ASADA’s shutdown period is 22 December 2017 to 2
January 2018), ASADA requires additional time to finalise your request.
ASADA seeks your agreement under section 15AA of the FOI Act to extend the
timeframe for the processing of your request by 14 days (to Wednesday 17
January 2018).

 

We would be grateful if you could provide a response to our request by COB
Thursday 21 December 2017.

 

Kind regards

 

Carolyn Maher

Lawyer

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

 

T  02 6222 4211

E  [1][email address]

W  [2]www.asada.gov.au

 

PO Box 1744, Fyshwick, ACT, 2609

 

ASADA Hotline 13 000 ASADA (13 000 27232)

 

 

"Important: This transmission is intended only for the use of the
addressee and may contain Protected, confidential or legally privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that
any use or dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If
you receive this transmission in error please notify the author
immediately and delete all copies of this transmission."

 

"Important: This transmission is intended only for the use of the
addressee and may contain Protected, confidential or legally privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that
any use or dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If
you receive this transmission in error please notify the author
immediately and delete all copies of this transmission."

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From: Mike Read

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Dear Carolyn Maher,

I agree to your request for 14 days additional time to process the request.

Yours sincerely,

Mike Read

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From: Carolyn Maher
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

Dear Mr Read

 

I refer to your request for access to documents under the FOI Act,
relating to the tenure and resignation of ASADA CEO Aurora Andruska.

 

As your request covers documents concerning personal information relating
to a third party, ASADA is required to consult with the party concerned,
pursuant to section 27A of the FOI Act, before making a decision on the
release of those documents.

 

The consultation mechanism under section 27A of the FOI Act applies when
we believe a third party concerned may reasonably wish to make a
submission that the document should be exempt from disclosure. We will
take into account any comments we receive from the third party however the
final decision about whether to grant you access to the documents you have
requested rests with ASADA.

 

Accordingly, the period for processing your request has been extended by
30 days in order to allow ASADA time to consult with the third party,
pursuant to section 15(6) of the FOI Act. The processing period for your
request will now end on Friday 16 February 2018. We note, however, that
subject to when a response is received from the third party, we do not
anticipate requiring the full 30 days and a decision should be provided
prior to that date.  

 

Kind regards

 

Carolyn Maher

Lawyer

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

 

T  02 6222 4211

E  [email address]

W  [1]www.asada.gov.au

 

PO Box 1744, Fyshwick, ACT, 2609

 

ASADA Hotline 13 000 ASADA (13 000 27232)

 

 

"Important: This transmission is intended only for the use of the
addressee and may contain Protected, confidential or legally privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that
any use or dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If
you receive this transmission in error please notify the author
immediately and delete all copies of this transmission."

 

 

 

 

 

From: Carolyn Maher
Sent: Wednesday, 20 December 2017 11:42 AM
To: '[FOI #4231 email]'
<[FOI #4231 email]>
Cc: Patrick Dale <[email address]>
Subject: HPRM: Request for extension under s15AA of the FOI Act
[DLM=For-Official-Use-Only]

 

Dear Mr Read

 

I refer to your request dated 4 December 2017 seeking access to:

               

Copies of all documents created from February 1 2014 – July 31 2014
relating to the tenure and resignation of ASADA CEO Aurora Andruska,
between ASADA and the Minister responsible for ASADA (at that time),
together with copies of all advice & correspondence (both electronic and
print) in preparing and finalising these documents.

 

The current due date for your request is 3 January 2018. Due to the number
of FOI requests currently being processed by ASADA, the limited number of
staff to respond to FOI requests, and the impending Christmas/New Year
holiday period (of which ASADA’s shutdown period is 22 December 2017 to 2
January 2018), ASADA requires additional time to finalise your request.
ASADA seeks your agreement under section 15AA of the FOI Act to extend the
timeframe for the processing of your request by 14 days (to Wednesday 17
January 2018).

 

We would be grateful if you could provide a response to our request by COB
Thursday 21 December 2017.

 

Kind regards

 

Carolyn Maher

Lawyer

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

 

T  02 6222 4211

E  [2][email address]

W  [3]www.asada.gov.au

 

PO Box 1744, Fyshwick, ACT, 2609

 

ASADA Hotline 13 000 ASADA (13 000 27232)

 

 

"Important: This transmission is intended only for the use of the
addressee and may contain Protected, confidential or legally privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that
any use or dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If
you receive this transmission in error please notify the author
immediately and delete all copies of this transmission."

 

"Important: This transmission is intended only for the use of the
addressee and may contain Protected, confidential or legally privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that
any use or dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If
you receive this transmission in error please notify the author
immediately and delete all copies of this transmission."

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From: Carolyn Maher
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority


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Dear Mr Read

 

Please see attached correspondence and documents to be released in
relation your request for access to documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (Cth). Should you have any questions about the
attached letter please do not hesitate to contact me at
[1][email address].

 

Kind regards

 

Carolyn Maher

Lawyer

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

 

T  02 6222 4211

E  [email address]

W  [2]www.asada.gov.au

 

PO Box 1744, Fyshwick, ACT, 2609

 

ASADA Hotline 13 000 ASADA (13 000 27232)

 

 

"Important: This transmission is intended only for the use of the
addressee and may contain Protected, confidential or legally privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that
any use or dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If
you receive this transmission in error please notify the author
immediately and delete all copies of this transmission."

 

"Important: This transmission is intended only for the use of the
addressee and may contain Protected, confidential or legally privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that
any use or dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If
you receive this transmission in error please notify the author
immediately and delete all copies of this transmission."

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