FOI Delegations

Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Security Intelligence Organisation as part of a batch sent to 166 authorities
This authority is not subject to FOI law, so is not legally obliged to respond (details).

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was refused by Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.

Dear Australian Security Intelligence Organisation,

Under section 23 of the Freedom of Information Act, the principal officer or minister can make arrangements to give their decision making powers to others.

I'm hoping you can provide me with a copy of the current arrangements if possible.

If it helps, I'm happy for you to process this request under "administrative release" ( This would reduce the cost and time required to make a formal decision.

That said, I understand sometimes you want the request to be formal. If you won't process it informally, please process my request for the document as a formal FOI Request.

Please note - While I volunteer for Right to Know, this request is made in a personal capacity and not on behalf of Right to Know.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

ASIO.BGLU, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Good morning,

Thank you for your email to this organisation requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

Please note that the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (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.


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