FOI Delegations - 2016

Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Security Intelligence Organisation as part of a batch sent to 125 authorities
This authority is not subject to FOI law, so is not legally obliged to respond (details).

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Australian Security Intelligence Organisation did not have the information requested.

Dear Australian Security Intelligence Organisation,

Can I please have a copy of the current FOI Delegations, and any related directions issued in respect of FOI.

I believe this information could be considered "operational information" so I therefore request release under the IPS, or under Administrative Access.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

ASIO.BLU, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Hi Ben,

Thank you for your email requesting information regarding Freedom of Information requests. Please note that 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.

However, it is possible to request access to ASIO's historical records under the provisions of the Archives Act 1983. Unfortunately, ASIO does not process requests direct from members of the public. The appropriate course of action is to request any historical records through the National Archives of Australia (NAA). The NAA administers these requests and applications must be made through them. Their website is


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