Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme
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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
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