Documents Relating to 1978 Bombing of Hilton Hotel

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Dear Attorney-General,

Please release all documents, reports, photographs and communication records held by ASIO to the public, including making them available to the National Archives, in relation to the 1978 bombing of the Hilton Hotel in Sydney. I note that the open access period has been reached in this case.

Yours faithfully,

Winston Smith

FOI Requests, Attorney-General


Dear Mr Smith


Thank you for your email 4 February 2016. Unfortunately, we can only
process requests for access to documents held by the Commonwealth
Attorney-General’s Department. You have sought access to documents held by
another agency.


The Australian Security Intelligence Agency (ASIO) and documents that
originated with ASIO are exempt from the operation of the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (see section 7). 


ASIO records can be accessed in accordance with the Archives Act 1983
through the National Archives of Australia.  All applications for access
under the Archives Act must be made through the National Archives – more
information about how to do this is available on the National Archives
website at [1] .


Information about accessing ASIO records at the National Archives can be
found online at [2]


Kind Regards



FOI Contact Officer


Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Constitutional and Corporate
Counsel Division

Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
*: [3][email address]




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