Dear Attorney-General's Department,

I seek access to the 39 documents referred to in the following extracts of the AGD Disclosure Log .

FOI20/179 18/01/2021 Any document about the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme and its application to journalists, media organisations, and their owners and media commentators, from 29 June 2018 until 8 October 2020.
Any document provided to the Attorney-General about the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme as it applies to journalists, media organisations and their owners, and media commentators, from 29 June 2018 until 8 October 2020. This includes briefings and talking points. 36 documents released in part

FOI20/178 18/01/2021 Correspondence about the Foreign Influence
Transparency Scheme (FITS), from 29 June 2018 until 8 October 2020 between the Department and media organisations which are Chinese state owned or broadcast/publish in the Chinese language, or target the Chinese community in Australia.

The correspondence includes:

i. Correspondence encouraging recipients to consider whether the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme applies to their circumstances;
ii. Correspondence encouraging recipients to consider registering under the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme;
iii. Discussion of potential transparency notices and/or provisional transparency notices; and
iv. Correspondence about the circumstances under which recipients of that correspondence may face penalties. 3 documents released in part

Yours faithfully,

JS

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Dear JS

 

Please find attached the documents released by the Attorney-General's
Department in response to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests FOI20/178
and FOI20/179.

 

Kind regards

 

Sarah

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Dear Attorney-General's Department,

 

I seek access to the 39 documents referred to in the following extracts of
the AGD Disclosure Log .

 

FOI20/179           18/01/2021         Any document about the Foreign
Influence Transparency Scheme and its application to journalists, media
organisations, and their owners and media commentators, from 29 June 2018
until 8 October 2020.

Any document provided to the Attorney-General about the Foreign Influence
Transparency Scheme as it applies to journalists, media organisations and
their owners, and media commentators, from 29 June 2018 until 8 October
2020. This includes briefings and talking points.              36
documents released in part

 

FOI20/178           18/01/2021         Correspondence about the Foreign
Influence

Transparency Scheme (FITS), from 29 June 2018 until 8 October 2020 between
the Department and media organisations which are Chinese state owned or
broadcast/publish in the Chinese language, or target the Chinese community
in Australia.

 

The correspondence includes:

 

i. Correspondence encouraging recipients to consider whether the Foreign
Influence Transparency Scheme applies to their circumstances; ii.
Correspondence encouraging recipients to consider registering under the
Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme; iii. Discussion of potential
transparency notices and/or provisional transparency notices; and

iv. Correspondence about the circumstances under which recipients of that
correspondence may face penalties.                3 documents released in
part

 

Yours faithfully,

 

JS

 

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Dear Sarah

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

JS