John Lyons messages

P Johns made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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From: P Johns

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Dear Australian Broadcasting Corporation,

I am requesting a copy of all John Lyons messages sent and recieved from the device he used to tweet during the AFP search warrant at the ABC HQ. I am requesting all messages on any platform for the duration of the warrant execution and for 2 hours after.

Yours faithfully,

P Johns

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From: Juliana Walsh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Johns

 

The below email appears not to have gone through to you – apologies.
Hopefully this attempt will succeed.

 

Kind regards

Juliana

 

[1]ABC Juliana Walsh
FOI and Corporate Governance Advisor
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P +61 2 8333 5304
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We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the
First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we
live, learn and work.

 

 

 

 

From: Juliana Walsh [mailto:[email address]]
Sent: Monday, 12 August 2019 10:14 AM
To: [FOI #5548 email]
<[email address]>
Cc: Angela Gleave <[email address]>
Subject: FOI Request ABC FOI 201920-010 [ABC-Legal.FID60212]

 

Dear Mr Johns

 

Reference: ABC FOI 201920-010

 

Many thanks for your email requesting documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

 

I note you have requested access to the following documents:

 

“A copy of all John Lyons messages sent and received from the device he
used to tweet during the AFP search warrant at the ABC HQ. I am requesting
all messages on any platform for the duration of the warrant execution and
for 2 hours after.”

 

The 30-day statutory period for processing your request commenced from the
day after your application was received, being 1 August 2019. Subject to
any suspension of the processing period or extension of the time for
deciding this application, the ABC is required to make a determination in
relation to this application by 30 August 2019.

 

Please note that the ABC is required by the FOI Act to publish accessed
information on its website within 10 working days after the release of the
documents to the FOI applicant.

You should also be aware that by making an FOI request, you may be
providing personal information to the ABC. The ABC will manage any such
information in accordance with the ABC’s Privacy Policy. Details of that
policy are available on the ABC’s website:
[4]http://about.abc.net.au/abc-privacy-poli.... Please note that personal
information (such as your name) may be disclosed in the course of
processing this request, for instance for the purposes of consultation or
internal reporting.

Your request will be considered and you will be provided with a decision
as soon as practicable.

Kind regards
Juliana

 

[5]ABC Juliana Walsh
FOI and Corporate Governance Advisor
[6]http://www.abc.net.au/corp/email_newslet...
P +61 2 8333 5304
E [7][email address]
[8]http://www.abc.net.au/corp/enter/img/bra...
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the
First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we
live, learn and work.

 

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From: Juliana Walsh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Dear P Johns

 

FOI REQUEST – REFERENCE NUMBER ABC FOI 201920-010

 

I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).  

I have taken reasonable steps to identify and retrieve all documents
relevant to your request, and as a result of those searches, nine
documents have been sent to me for assessment.

In my view, several of those documents contain information about a person
who might reasonably wish to make a contention that the documents are
conditionally exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) or 47G (business
information) of the FOI Act, and that access to that document would, on
balance, be contrary to the public interest for the purposes of section
11A(5).

In those circumstances, I am required to give each of these individuals a
reasonable opportunity to make submissions in support of such a
contention, and to have regard to any submissions that are made.

The ABC was to have made a decision in this matter by 30 August 2019. In
accordance with section 15(6) of the FOI Act, the period of time to notify
you of a decision is extended by a further period of 30 days to enable
that consultation to occur. This means that, subject to any suspension of
the processing period or further extension of the time for deciding this
application, the ABC is required to make a determination in relation to
this application by 30 September 2019.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to discuss this matter
further.

Kind regards
Juliana

[1]ABC Juliana Walsh
FOI and Corporate Governance Advisor
[2]http://www.abc.net.au/corp/email_newslet...
P +61 2 8333 5304
E [email address]
[3]http://www.abc.net.au/corp/enter/img/bra...
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the
First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we
live, learn and work.

 

 

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From: Juliana Walsh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Dear P Johns

 

An update on the below – more documents were found to be in scope of your
request, around 65 in total.

 

Several of those documents also required consultation with affected third
parties; that process has been started.

 

Kind regards

Juliana

 

[1]ABC Juliana Walsh
FOI and Corporate Governance Advisor
P +61 2 8333 5304
E [email address]
[2][IMG]
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander peoples as the First Australians and
Traditional Custodians of the lands where we
live, learn and work.

 

 

 

 

 

From: Juliana Walsh <[email address]>
Sent: Wednesday, 4 September 2019 11:36 AM
To: [FOI #5548 email]
Cc: Angela Gleave <[email address]>
Subject: FW: FOI Request ABC FOI 201920-010 [ABC-Legal.FID60212]

 

Dear P Johns

 

FOI REQUEST – REFERENCE NUMBER ABC FOI 201920-010

 

I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).  

I have taken reasonable steps to identify and retrieve all documents
relevant to your request, and as a result of those searches, nine
documents have been sent to me for assessment.

In my view, several of those documents contain information about a person
who might reasonably wish to make a contention that the documents are
conditionally exempt under section 47F (personal privacy) or 47G (business
information) of the FOI Act, and that access to that document would, on
balance, be contrary to the public interest for the purposes of section
11A(5).

In those circumstances, I am required to give each of these individuals a
reasonable opportunity to make submissions in support of such a
contention, and to have regard to any submissions that are made.

The ABC was to have made a decision in this matter by 30 August 2019. In
accordance with section 15(6) of the FOI Act, the period of time to notify
you of a decision is extended by a further period of 30 days to enable
that consultation to occur. This means that, subject to any suspension of
the processing period or further extension of the time for deciding this
application, the ABC is required to make a determination in relation to
this application by 30 September 2019.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to discuss this matter
further.

Kind regards
Juliana

[3]ABC Juliana Walsh
FOI and Corporate Governance Advisor
P +61 2 8333 5304
E [4][email address]
[5][IMG]
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander peoples as the First Australians and
Traditional Custodians of the lands where we
live, learn and work.

 

 

-

Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

The information contained in this email and any attachment is confidential
and may contain legally privileged or copyright material. It is intended
only for the use of the addressee(s). If you are not the intended
recipient of this email, you are not permitted to disseminate, distribute
or copy this email or any attachments. If you have received this message
in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete this email from
your system. The ABC does not represent or warrant that this transmission
is secure or virus free. Before opening any attachment you should check
for viruses. The ABC's liability is limited to resupplying any email and
attachments.

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