Information Regarding to the Sydney Gang Rapes 2000

Sam Barrie made this Freedom of Information request to Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Federal Circuit Court of Australia did not have the information requested.

From: Sam Barrie

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Dear Federal Circuit Court of Australia,

I am seeking the following documents, in regards to the Sydney Gang Rapes, under the Commonwealth Freedom of Information Act:

1. Access to victim impact statements of the women raped by Bilil Skaf, leader and orchestrator of the 2000 attacks.

2. The grounds upon which the offender, Bilil Skaf based his appeal. Access to information pertaining to the appeal?

3. Identity of all offenders involved in the incident.

Yours faithfully,

Samantha Barrie
Journalism Student at Macleay College Sydney

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Ben Fairless left an annotation ()

Hi Samantha,

Welcome to Right to Know!

Just a heads up, it is likely this request will be refused as a formal FOI request as you can only request "administrative material" from a court (see s.5 of the FOI Act - http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/c...

That said, unless there is a secrecy provision (such as a court order barring publication, or a law which prevents the information from being disclosed) it is possible that the information you seek might be available (if the Federal Court dealt with the matter) outside of the FOI Act (Just because something is exempt under FOI, does not always mean that a document *can't* be released!)

Hope I've been of some help!

Ben

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Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Dear Ms Barrie

The Federal Circuit Court has jurisdiction to hear family law matters and
general federal law matters.

The Court does not have jurisdiction in criminal matters.

You may need to clarify which state Court the proceedings were in and
contact them in respect of the material you are requesting.

Kind regards,

Customer Service

From:        Sam Barrie <[FOI #955 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Federal Circuit Court of Australia
<[Federal Circuit Court of Australia request email]>,
Date:        19/02/2015 09:50 PM
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Information Regarding to
the Sydney Gang Rapes 2000

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Dear Federal Circuit Court of Australia,

I am seeking the following documents, in regards to the Sydney Gang Rapes,
under the Commonwealth Freedom of Information Act:

1. Access to victim impact statements of the women raped by Bilil Skaf,
leader and orchestrator of the 2000 attacks.

2. The grounds upon which the offender, Bilil Skaf based his appeal.
Access to information pertaining to the appeal?

3. Identity of all offenders involved in the incident.

Yours faithfully,

Samantha Barrie
Journalism Student at Macleay College Sydney

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