Documents relating to The Honourable Anthony Albanese MP's correspondence regarding ABC's decision not to acquire 'Descent into the Maelstrom - The Radio Birdman Story'

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From: Jonathan Sequeira

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Dear Australian Broadcasting Corporation,

I request under the Commonwealth Freedom of Information Act, copies of all correspondence and documents, including emails:
1. Sent or received from 10 August 2018 to 1 December 2018 inclusive.
2. Relating to The Honourable Anthony Albanese MP’s correspondence (dated 10 August 2018) to David Anderson regarding the ABC’s decision not to acquire ‘Descent into the Maelstrom - The Radio Birdman Story’
3. From or to any of the following people:
• David Anderson
• Rachel Nathan
• Anthony Albanese MP

Excluding documents, correspondence and emails sent by Jonathan Sequeira to the ABC, or received by Jonathan Sequeira from the ABC.

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Sequeira

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From: Juliana Walsh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Attachment ABC FOI 201819 046 Acknowledgement.pdf
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Dear Mr Sequeira

 

Please find attached correspondence relating to  your recent FOI request.

 

Kind regards

Juliana

 

 

[1]ABC Juliana Walsh
FOI and Corporate Governance Advisor
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From: Jonathan Sequeira

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Dear Juliana Walsh,

Thank you for your correspondence regarding
FOI REQUEST – REFERENCE NUMBER 201819-046

I refer to your request for an extension:
" I would be grateful, if, under section 15AA of the FOI Act, you would agree to an extension of 30 days so that
we may effectively and thoroughly conduct our search, and provide a considered decision on any documents
retrieved. This would make the deadline for provision of a decision in the matter 11 February 2019."

I do not agree to an extension.

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Sequeira

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From: Juliana Walsh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Thanks for your email. I am on leave until 15 January 2019. I will respond
to your email on my return.

 

For urgent matters to do with FOI, please send a message to the ABC's FOI
inbox: [ABC request email]

 

Wishing you and your family all the best for the holiday season!

 

Kind regards, Juliana

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From: Jonathan Sequeira

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Dear Australian Broadcasting Corporation,

I bring to your attention the following FOI request REFERENCE NUMBER 201819-046 and correspondence, as your officer Ms Juliana Walsh has advised that she is out of office until after the 30 day period required for a response.
Her out of office auto-reply advises that I contact the general ABC FOI inbox instead.

Following is my correspondence that prompted Ms Walsh's out of office reply.
Please note that I do not agree to an extension.

I am forwarding this to you so that you may respond while Ms Walsh is away.

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Sequeira

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Dear Juliana Walsh,

Thank you for your correspondence regarding
FOI REQUEST – REFERENCE NUMBER 201819-046

I refer to your request for an extension:
" I would be grateful, if, under section 15AA of the FOI Act, you would agree to an extension of 30 days so that
we may effectively and thoroughly conduct our search, and provide a considered decision on any documents
retrieved. This would make the deadline for provision of a decision in the matter 11 February 2019."

I do not agree to an extension.

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Sequeira

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From: Jonathan Sequeira

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Dear Australian Broadcasting Corporation,

You have not responded as required, to my FOI request (ABC REFERENCE NUMBER 201819-046) made on December 11, 2018 within the 30 day period.
I note that you requested an extension.
This extension was denied.
The request is neither complex or voluminous.
I have not been advised of any other reasons for the delay under the act.
Please provide the requested documents immediately.

I was alerted to the fact that I appear in a LinkedIn search by the ABC IT department this past week. Perhaps this search was a coincidence.
If not, please turn your energies to fulfilling your statutory requirements regarding this FOI request instead of external searches on me.

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Sequeira

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From: FOI ABC
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Sequeira,

Our apologies for the delay in our response.

As it was over the holiday period many of the ABC employees relevant to
this request were on leave and so we were unable to conduct the necessary
searches.

We are now back in the office and have prioritised your requests.

We will be in touch as soon as possible with a decision.

Kind regards,
Angela

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