Dear Department of Agriculture and Water Resources,
Under the Freedom of Information Act, I request all video footage of animals on board live animal export ships that departed Australia between, and including, 23 and 27 July 2018.
Dear Mr Townsend
Acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information Request
We refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) to the following:
‘All video footage of animals on board live animal export ships that departed Australia between, and including, 23 and 27 July 2018.'
Your request was received by the department on 1 August 2018 and the 30 day statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. The period of 30 days may be extended if we need to consult third parties or for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.
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The FOI Team
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Dear Mr Townsend,
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Freedom of Information Act 1982.
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