Information regarding ASADA investigation and the Cronulla Sharks Doping Scandal

Cassandra Graham made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

The request was refused by Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority.

From: Cassandra Graham

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Dear Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority,

I am seeking the following documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

1. Any correspondence or documentation between ASADA (including but not limited to Ben McDevitt) and the Cronulla Sharks, including their trainer Trent Elkin and supplier Darren Hibbert in relation to the illegal supplements administration.

2. Any documentation or communication between ASADA and ABC journalists (including but not limited to David Mark) regarding illegal substances in the NRL.

3. Any correspondence and documentation between ASADA and the NRL regarding the investigation of the Cronulla Sharks illegal substances, and the treatment of Stephen Dank.

Yours faithfully,
Cassandra Graham

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From: Emily Fitton
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

Dear Ms Graham,

 

I refer to your email dated Friday 20 February 2015 in which you sought
access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (‘FOI Act’) to:

“1. Any correspondence or documentation between ASADA (including but not
limited to Ben McDevitt) and the Cronulla Sharks, including their trainer
Trent Elkin and supplier Darren Hibbert in relation to the illegal
supplements administration.

2. Any documentation or communication between ASADA and ABC journalists
(including but not limited to David Mark) regarding illegal substances in
the NRL.

3. Any correspondence and documentation between ASADA and the NRL
regarding the investigation of the Cronulla Sharks illegal substances, and
the treatment of Stephen Dank.”

 

A valid Freedom of Information Request (‘FOI Request’) was received on
Friday 20 February 2015. The processing period for your FOI Request will
commence from that date.

 

We will email you shortly advising whether charges will be imposed and
provide you with a preliminary assessment of the charges for processing
your request. If the estimated charges exceed $100, a deposit of 25% will
be sought. For estimated charges less than $100, a deposit of $20 will be
sought. You should note that work will not commence on your application
until the deposit has been paid.

 

When the matter is finalised a decision letter and final account will be
sent to you. This final account will be based on actual time spent on
search and retrieval, vetting and decision making in relation to your
request and is payable whether or not any documents are released.

 

Should we need to consult as part of responding to your FOI Request we
propose to disclose this request and your name to those parties.

 

I hope to be able to advise you of our decision on your request in the
near future. Should you have any queries regarding the progress of your
request, please contact either myself on (02) 6222 4241 or Stephen White
on (02) 6222 4259 or [1][ASADA request email]

 

Regards,  

 

Emily Fitton

Lawyer

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

                        

T +61 (02) 6222 4241

F +61 (02) 6222 4391

 

E [2][email address]

W [3]www.asada.gov.au

 

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From: Emily Fitton
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

Dear Ms Graham,

 

I refer to your application under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(Cth) (‘FOI Act’) lodged with ASADA on 20 February 2015 (‘FOI Request’).  

 

Due to staffing absences and an increased volume of FOI requests, pursuant
to section 15AA of the FOI Act, we kindly request a thirty (30) day
extension until Wednesday, 22 April 2015 to finalise your FOI Request.

 

If you could please confirm whether you agree to the above extension by
close of business Friday, 13 February 2015 that would be greatly
appreciated. 

 

If you require any further clarification, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

Regards,  

 

Emily Fitton

Lawyer

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

                        

T +61 (02) 6222 4241

F +61 (02) 6222 4391

 

E [1][email address]

W [2]www.asada.gov.au

 

From: Emily Fitton
Sent: 24 February 2015 10:17 AM
To: '[FOI #968 email]'
Subject: HPRM: FOI Request [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Dear Ms Graham,

 

I refer to your email dated Friday 20 February 2015 in which you sought
access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (‘FOI Act’) to:

“1. Any correspondence or documentation between ASADA (including but not
limited to Ben McDevitt) and the Cronulla Sharks, including their trainer
Trent Elkin and supplier Darren Hibbert in relation to the illegal
supplements administration.

2. Any documentation or communication between ASADA and ABC journalists
(including but not limited to David Mark) regarding illegal substances in
the NRL.

3. Any correspondence and documentation between ASADA and the NRL
regarding the investigation of the Cronulla Sharks illegal substances, and
the treatment of Stephen Dank.”

 

A valid Freedom of Information Request (‘FOI Request’) was received on
Friday 20 February 2015. The processing period for your FOI Request will
commence from that date.

 

We will email you shortly advising whether charges will be imposed and
provide you with a preliminary assessment of the charges for processing
your request. If the estimated charges exceed $100, a deposit of 25% will
be sought. For estimated charges less than $100, a deposit of $20 will be
sought. You should note that work will not commence on your application
until the deposit has been paid.

 

When the matter is finalised a decision letter and final account will be
sent to you. This final account will be based on actual time spent on
search and retrieval, vetting and decision making in relation to your
request and is payable whether or not any documents are released.

 

Should we need to consult as part of responding to your FOI Request we
propose to disclose this request and your name to those parties.

 

I hope to be able to advise you of our decision on your request in the
near future. Should you have any queries regarding the progress of your
request, please contact either myself on (02) 6222 4241 or Stephen White
on (02) 6222 4259 or [3][ASADA request email]

 

Regards,  

 

Emily Fitton

Lawyer

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

                        

T +61 (02) 6222 4241

F +61 (02) 6222 4391

 

E [4][email address]

W [5]www.asada.gov.au

 

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http://www.asada.gov.au/

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From: Emily Fitton
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority


Attachment 15.03.16.Correspondence from ASADA to Cassandra Graham.pdf
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Dear Ms Graham,

 

In relation to your application under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(Cth) which was lodged with ASADA on 20 February 2015, please find
attached ASADA’s correspondence of today’s date.  

 

Regards,

 

Emily Fitton

Lawyer

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

                        

T +61 (02) 6222 4241

F +61 (02) 6222 4391

 

E [1][email address]

W [2]www.asada.gov.au

 

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From: Cassandra Graham

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Dear Emily Fitton,

I write in the wish to clarify my FOI request after receiving your email to me.

Under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 I wish to change the FOI request to the following:

(a) Any documentation and correspondence between ASADA and the NRL in relation to Stephen Dank during the time period of 2012-14.

Yours sincerely,

Cassandra Graham

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From: Emily Fitton
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority


Attachment 15.03.31.Correspondence from ASADA to Cassandra Graham.pdf
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Dear Cassandra,

 

In relation to your FOI Request of 20 February 2015, please find attached
our correspondence of today’s date.

 

Regards,

 

Emily Fitton

Lawyer

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

                        

T +61 (02) 6222 4241

F +61 (02) 6222 4391

 

E [1][email address]

W [2]www.asada.gov.au

 

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