Footage of animals on board live animal export ships

Shane Townsend made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

The request was refused by Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

From: Shane Townsend

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Dear Department of Agriculture and Water Resources,

I request the following documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth):

All video footage of animals on board live animal export ships that have departed Australia since 1 November 2017.

Thank you,

Shane Townsend

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From: Foi
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Dear Mr Townsend,

We acknowledge receipt of the FOI request below. The reference number for this request is FOI2017/18-88.

The earliest due date for completion of this request is 30 days from the date of receipt. However, this period may be extended under provisions in the Freedom of Information Act 1982 including charges and third party consultations. We will let you know about processes that affect the timing for the request where this arises.

Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss if needed.

Kind regards,

Emma Wilson
Graduate, Freedom of Information and Privacy Team
Office of the General Counsel | Assurance and Legal
Email: [email address]
Phone: 02 6272 2027
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
7 London Circuit, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia
GPO Box 858, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia 
www.agriculture.gov.au

This email and any attachments may contain information subject to legal professional privilege or information that is otherwise sensitive or confidential. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you are prohibited from using or disseminating this communication. If you have received this communication in error please notify the sender immediately and permanently delete this email.

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From: Foi
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Dear Mr Townsend,

 

On 30 May 2018, I emailed you in relation to your freedom of information
application. See email below.

 

I have received a message indicating that you may not have received this
email.

 

Could you please confirm receipt of this email?

 

Regards,

 

Louise - FOI Officer | Freedom of Information & Privacy Team

Office of the General Counsel | Assurance and Legal Division

 

Phone +61 2 6272 4927 |  Email  [Department of Agriculture and Water Resources request email]

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources [1]www.agriculture.gov.au

18 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia GPO Box 858 Canberra
ACT 2601 Australia

 

This email and any attachments may contain information subject to legal
professional privilege or information that is otherwise sensitive or
confidential. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you are
prohibited from using or disseminating this communication. If you have
received this communication in error please notify the sender immediately
and permanently delete this email.

 

From: Foi
Sent: Wednesday, 30 May 2018 4:38 PM
To: '[FOI #4559 email]'
<[FOI #4559 email]>
Cc: Nickols, Melissa <[email address]>; Grutt, Paul
<[email address]>; Foi <[Department of Agriculture and Water Resources request email]>
Subject: FOI2017/18-88 [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Dear Mr Townsend,

 

I write in relation to your freedom of information request FOI2017/18-88.

 

The relevant document (video footage) contains personal and business
information of third parties.

 

To inform the decision on release of documents, the Freedom of Information
Act 1982 (FOI Act) requires that the third parties are consulted, and
provides a further time period for the consultation process. Subsection
15(6) of the FOI Act extends the standard statutory 30‑day time limit for
processing requests by another 30 calendar days. Accordingly, this will
give the department 60 calendar days within which to notify you of its
decision on access to the documents.

 

Regards,

 

Louise - FOI Officer | Freedom of Information & Privacy Team

Office of the General Counsel | Assurance and Legal Division

 

Phone +61 2 6272 4927 |  Email  [2][Department of Agriculture and Water Resources request email]

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources [3]www.agriculture.gov.au

18 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia GPO Box 858 Canberra
ACT 2601 Australia

 

This email and any attachments may contain information subject to legal
professional privilege or information that is otherwise sensitive or
confidential. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you are
prohibited from using or disseminating this communication. If you have
received this communication in error please notify the sender immediately
and permanently delete this email.

 

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From: Foi
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Dear Mr Townsend

I write in relation to your freedom of information request ref FOI2017/18-88.

The relevant documents (video footage) contain personal and business information of third parties.

To inform the decision on release of documents, the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) requires that the third parties are consulted, and provides a further time period for the consultation process. Subsection 15(6) of the FOI Act extends the standard statutory 30 day time limit for processing requests by another 30 calendar days. Accordingly, this will give the department 60 calendar days within which to notify you of its decision on access to the documents.

It would be helpful for the department to discuss your request with you. To this end could you please contact me on 02 66272 3537 to discuss the request.

Regards

Melissa
Freedom of Information and Privacy Team
Email  [Department of Agriculture and Water Resources request email]
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources www.agriculture.gov.au
18 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

This email and any attachments may contain information subject to legal professional privilege or information that is otherwise sensitive or confidential. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you are prohibited from using or disseminating this communication. If you have received this communication in error please notify the sender immediately and permanently delete this email.

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From: Foi
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Dear Mr Townsend,

 

I write in relation to your freedom of information request FOI2017/18-88.

 

The relevant document (video footage) contains personal and business
information of third parties.

 

To inform the decision on release of documents, the Freedom of Information
Act 1982 (FOI Act) requires that the third parties are consulted, and
provides a further time period for the consultation process. Subsection
15(6) of the FOI Act extends the standard statutory 30‑day time limit for
processing requests by another 30 calendar days. Accordingly, this will
give the department 60 calendar days within which to notify you of its
decision on access to the documents.

 

Regards,

 

Louise - FOI Officer | Freedom of Information & Privacy Team

Office of the General Counsel | Assurance and Legal Division

 

Phone +61 2 6272 4927 |  Email  [Department of Agriculture and Water Resources request email]

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources [1]www.agriculture.gov.au

18 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia GPO Box 858 Canberra
ACT 2601 Australia

 

This email and any attachments may contain information subject to legal
professional privilege or information that is otherwise sensitive or
confidential. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you are
prohibited from using or disseminating this communication. If you have
received this communication in error please notify the sender immediately
and permanently delete this email.

 

------ IMPORTANT - This email and any attachments have been issued by the
Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. The
material transmitted is for the use of the intended recipient only and may
contain confidential, legally privileged, copyright or personal
information. You should not copy, use or disclose it without authorisation
from the Department. It is your responsibility to check any attachments
for viruses and defects before opening or forwarding them. If you are not
an intended recipient, please contact the sender of this email at once by
return email and then delete both messages. Unintended recipients must not
copy, use, disclose, rely on or publish this email or attachments. The
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is not liable for any loss
or damage resulting from unauthorised use or dissemination of, or any
reliance on, this email or attachments. If you have received this e-mail
as part of a valid mailing list and no longer want to receive a message
such as this one, advise the sender by return e-mail accordingly. This
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From: Foi
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources


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Dear Mr Townsend

Please refer to the attached letter about your request.

Regards

Melissa
Freedom of Information and Privacy Team
Email  [Department of Agriculture and Water Resources request email]
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources www.agriculture.gov.au
18 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

This email and any attachments may contain information subject to legal professional privilege or information that is otherwise sensitive or confidential. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you are prohibited from using or disseminating this communication. If you have received this communication in error please notify the sender immediately and permanently delete this email.

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IMPORTANT - This email and any attachments have been issued by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. The material transmitted is for the use of the intended recipient only and may contain confidential, legally privileged, copyright or personal information. You should not copy, use or disclose it without authorisation from the Department. It is your responsibility to check any attachments for viruses and defects before opening or forwarding them.

If you are not an intended recipient, please contact the sender of this email at once by return email and then delete both messages. Unintended recipients must not copy, use, disclose, rely on or publish this email or attachments. The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is not liable for any loss or damage resulting from unauthorised use or dissemination of, or any reliance on, this email or attachments.

If you have received this e-mail as part of a valid mailing list and no longer want to receive a message such as this one, advise the sender by return e-mail accordingly. This notice should not be deleted or altered
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Locutus Sum left an annotation ()

I have said that the request was refused. In fact the applicant did not respond to a request by the authority to limit the scope of the request. Because the applicant did not do this, the request is taken to have been withdrawn by the applicant. --- Deemed withdrawal under s 24AB of the FOI Act.

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