Internet Filter, Anti-Piracy, Lobby groups, etc.

Megalfar made this Freedom of Information request to Attorney-General's Department

The request was refused by Attorney-General's Department.

From: Megalfar

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Dear Attorney-General's Department,

I wish to make a request regarding any information to the proposals of Internet Filters, Anti-Piracy measures, And lobby groups pressuring the government on such matters via the Department of Attorney-General.

Or any other legislation, law or force measures lobbied by lobby groups in the Anti-Piracy fight.

Yours faithfully,

Megalfar

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Robin de Garis left an annotation ()

I'm not sure if your initial request clearly states that it is a request under the FOI act etc.

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Megalfar left an annotation ()

Yes, this is a request under the FOI Act.

See:
http://delimiter.com.au/2014/05/05/zero-...

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UNCLASSIFIED

14/7509

 

30 May 2014

 

 

Megalfar

Email: [1][FOI #639 email]

 

Dear Megalfar

Freedom of Information Request no. FOI14/101

 

I refer to your request for access to documents relating to the proposals
of Internet Filters under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. I have
taken your request to be for:

Any information to the proposals of Internet Filters, Anti-Piracy
measures, and lobby groups pressuring the government on such matters via
the Department of Attorney-General. Or any other legislation, law or force
measures lobbied by lobby groups in the Anti-Piracy fight.

If you disagree with our interpretation of your request, please let me
know as soon as possible.

We received your request on 30 May 2014 and the 30 day statutory period
for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. You
should therefore expect a decision from us by 30 June 2014. 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.

It is the usual practice of the Department to not release the names and
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you have requested.

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FOI Contact Officer

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel

Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
*: [4][AGD request email]

 

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Megalfar left an annotation ()

I would like to note that this is indeed a request under the FOI Act.

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Dear ‘Megalfar’

 

Please find attached a notice of intention to refuse your request.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Contact Officer

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel

Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
*: [1][AGD request email]

 

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Privacy Collection Notice

When you make a request for documents or an inquiry about privacy matters,
the Attorney-General’s Department will only collect your personal
information where it is reasonably necessary for, or directly related to,
our functions under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 or the Privacy Act
1988. We may collect your name, email address and telephone number so that
we can contact you about your request under the Freedom of Information Act
for access to documents or access to, or correction of, personal
information; or a complaint you have made or your request for access to,
or correction of, personal information under the Privacy Act. If your
request concerns your personal information, we will collect the minimum
amount of evidence necessary to verify your identity. The handling of your
personal information is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 and our privacy
policy is available at http://www.ag.gov.au/Pages/Privacystatem....
If you have an enquiry or complaint about your privacy, please contact the
Privacy Contact Officer on 02 6141 2660 or via e-mail [email address].

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From: Megalfar

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Dear Attorney-General's Department,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Attorney-General's Department's handling of my FOI request 'Internet Filter, Anti-Piracy, Lobby groups, etc.'.

My request for ISP Filtering and other related information regarding to lobbyists were refused.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/i...

Yours faithfully,

Megalfar

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Dear 'Megalfar',

RE: FOI Request - FOI14/101

On 19 June 2014 the Department sent you a notice of intention to refuse your request on the basis that the scope is so broad as to make processing the request a substantial and unreasonable diversion of this agency's resources (attached).

In that letter, the decision maker noted that you had 14 days from that date to respond to notice of intention to refuse by either:
a) revising the scope of your request;
b)withdrawing your request;
c)advising the department that you do not wish to revise your request.

That 14 day period (the request consultation process) expires on 3 July 2014.

Your email below indicates that you wish to seek internal review of the Department's decision, however this is not possible as the Department has not yet made a final decision regarding your request.

Please clarify whether you would like to:

a) revise your request;
b)withdraw your request;
c) not revise your request.

If you do not respond to this email and the notice of intention to refuse before COB 3 July 2014, your request will be deemed to have been withdrawn under section 24AB(7) of the FOI Act.

Please note that you need to refer to the FOI number(FOI14/101 ) in future correspondence so that we can identify which request you are referring to.

Kind regards,

FOI Contact Officer
Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
A: [AGD request email]

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From: Megalfar

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Dear FOI Requests,

The reason I seek a multiple requests, is the attorney general (George Brandis) has acted upon the changes.

http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/government-...
http://www.news.com.au/technology/online...
http://www.zdnet.com/au/iinet-calls-on-c...

All stemmed from the Attorney General Office.

Yours sincerely,

Megalfar

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Dear 'Megalfar',

Your email below is neither a revision of your request, a request for assistance to revise your request or a withdrawal.

I reiterate the content of my previous email.

On 19 June 2014 the Department sent you a notice of intention to refuse your request on the basis that the scope is so broad as to make processing the request a substantial and unreasonable diversion of this agency's resources (attached).

In that letter, the decision maker noted that you had 14 days from that date to respond to notice of intention to refuse by either:
a) revising the scope of your request;
b)withdrawing your request;
c)advising the department that you do not wish to revise your request.

That 14 day period (the request consultation process) expires on 3 July 2014.

Please clarify whether you would like to:

a) revise your request;
b)withdraw your request;
c) not revise your request.

If you do not respond to this email and the notice of intention to refuse before COB 3 July 2014, your request will be deemed to have been withdrawn under section 24AB(7) of the FOI Act.

Kind regards

FOI Contact Officer
Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
A: [AGD request email]

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Dear 'Megalfar'

As noted in the email below, you have failed to respond to this Department's notice of intention to refuse your request by either revising the scope of your request or withdrawing your request.

The statutory time period for responding expired on 3 July 2014. As such, your request is deemed to have been withdrawn under section 24AB(7) of the FOI Act.

Kind regards,

FOI Contact Officer
Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
A: [AGD request email]

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