Journalists training and being told to hide during a warrant

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From: Steve Smith

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Dear Australian Broadcasting Corporation,

In relation to Gavin Morris comments in the below article I am requesting all documents including messaging service messages relating to Mr Morris being told to leave the AFP search warrant on 5 July 2019.

Secondly I am requesting all documents relating to the "extensive training of journalists involved in investigative or research based journalism" as divulged by Mr Morris in the linked article.

https://mediaweek.com.au/morning-report-...

Yours faithfully,

Steve Smith

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From: Juliana Walsh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Attachment ABC FOI 201920 019 Acknowledgement.pdf
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Dear Mr Smith

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your recent FOI
request.

 

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: Steve Smith <[FOI #5607 email]>
Sent: Friday, 30 August 2019 10:44 AM
To: FOI ABC <[ABC request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Journalists training and being
told to hide during a warrant

 

Dear Australian Broadcasting Corporation,

In relation to Gavin Morris comments in the below article I am requesting
all documents including messaging service messages relating to Mr Morris
being told to leave the AFP search warrant on 5 July 2019.

Secondly I am requesting all documents relating to the "extensive training
of journalists involved in investigative or research based journalism" as
divulged by Mr Morris in the linked article.

[3]https://mediaweek.com.au/morning-report-...

Yours faithfully,

Steve Smith

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[4][FOI #5607 email]

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From: Juliana Walsh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Attachment ABC FOI 201920 019 Acknowledgement.pdf
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Dear Mr Smith

 

Further to the below and attached, could you please provide some
clarification regarding the second part of your request?

 

It would assist our search if, in relation to:

 

all documents relating to the "extensive training of journalists involved
in investigative or research based journalism"

 

you would provide a reasonable timeframe for our search for documents.
Please be specific with the dates so that our search can be as efficient
as possible.

 

Many thanks

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
Sent: Friday, 13 September 2019 6:28 PM
To: Steve Smith <[FOI #5607 email]>
Cc: Angela Gleave <[email address]>
Subject: ABC FOI 201920-019 Acknowledgement

 

Dear Mr Smith

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your recent FOI
request.

 

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.

 

 

 

From: Steve Smith <[6][FOI #5607 email]>
Sent: Friday, 30 August 2019 10:44 AM
To: FOI ABC <[7][ABC request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Journalists training and being
told to hide during a warrant

 

Dear Australian Broadcasting Corporation,

In relation to Gavin Morris comments in the below article I am requesting
all documents including messaging service messages relating to Mr Morris
being told to leave the AFP search warrant on 5 July 2019.

Secondly I am requesting all documents relating to the "extensive training
of journalists involved in investigative or research based journalism" as
divulged by Mr Morris in the linked article.

[8]https://mediaweek.com.au/morning-report-...

Yours faithfully,

Steve Smith

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[9][FOI #5607 email]

Is [10][ABC request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information
requests to Australian Broadcasting Corporation? If so, please contact us
using this form:
[11]https://www.righttoknow.org.au/change_re...

This request has been made by an individual using Right to Know. This
message and any reply that you make will be published on the internet.
More information on how Right to Know works can be found at:
[12]https://www.righttoknow.org.au/help/offi...

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

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From: Juliana Walsh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Attachment ABC FOI 201920 019 Acknowledgement.pdf
115K Download View as HTML


Dear Mr Smith

 

If you could let me know the timeframe for the part of your request as
described in my email below, I would be grateful.

 

We can then complete our search for documents and proceed with
decision-making.

 

Kind regards

 

[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
Sent: Monday, 16 September 2019 3:43 PM
To: Steve Smith <[FOI #5607 email]>
Cc: Angela Gleave <[email address]>
Subject: ABC FOI 201920-019 Request for clarification

 

Dear Mr Smith

 

Further to the below and attached, could you please provide some
clarification regarding the second part of your request?

 

It would assist our search if, in relation to:

 

all documents relating to the "extensive training of journalists involved
in investigative or research based journalism"

 

you would provide a reasonable timeframe for our search for documents.
Please be specific with the dates so that our search can be as efficient
as possible.

 

Many thanks

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.

 

 

 

 

From: Juliana Walsh
Sent: Friday, 13 September 2019 6:28 PM
To: Steve Smith <[6][FOI #5607 email]>
Cc: Angela Gleave <[7][email address]>
Subject: ABC FOI 201920-019 Acknowledgement

 

Dear Mr Smith

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your recent FOI
request.

 

Kind regards

Juliana

 

[8]ABC Juliana Walsh
FOI and Corporate Governance Advisor
P +61 2 8333 5304
E [9][email address]
[10][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: Steve Smith <[11][FOI #5607 email]>
Sent: Friday, 30 August 2019 10:44 AM
To: FOI ABC <[12][ABC request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Journalists training and being
told to hide during a warrant

 

Dear Australian Broadcasting Corporation,

In relation to Gavin Morris comments in the below article I am requesting
all documents including messaging service messages relating to Mr Morris
being told to leave the AFP search warrant on 5 July 2019.

Secondly I am requesting all documents relating to the "extensive training
of journalists involved in investigative or research based journalism" as
divulged by Mr Morris in the linked article.

[13]https://mediaweek.com.au/morning-report-...

Yours faithfully,

Steve Smith

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[14][FOI #5607 email]

Is [15][ABC request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information
requests to Australian Broadcasting Corporation? If so, please contact us
using this form:
[16]https://www.righttoknow.org.au/change_re...

This request has been made by an individual using Right to Know. This
message and any reply that you make will be published on the internet.
More information on how Right to Know works can be found at:
[17]https://www.righttoknow.org.au/help/offi...

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

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From: Steve Smith

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Dear Juliana Walsh,

I cant give a timeframe as I dont know what Mr Morris is referring too. All I can do to define it is say its the documents that Mr Morris refers to in the article.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Smith

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From: Juliana Walsh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Steve

 

Thank you for your response.

 

As we do editorial and journalistic training all the time, and always have
done, on this occasion I’ll limit the timeframe to the date of the AFP
raid (5 June 2019) to the date of your FOI request (30 August 2019).

 

Information about training, over the years (editorial and otherwise) can
be found in the ABC’s Annual Reports, which are available here
[1]https://about.abc.net.au/how-the-abc-is-...

 

Please let me know if the above timeframe is not acceptable.

 

Kind regards

Juliana

 

[2]ABC Juliana Walsh
FOI and Corporate Governance Advisor
P +61 2 8333 5304
E [email address]
[3][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: Steve Smith <[FOI #5607 email]>
Sent: Wednesday, 2 October 2019 9:31 AM
To: Juliana Walsh <[email address]>
Subject: Re: FW: ABC FOI 201920-019 Request for clarification
[ABC-Legal.FID60986]

 

Dear Juliana Walsh,

I cant give a timeframe as I dont know what Mr Morris is referring too.
All I can do to define it is say its the documents that Mr Morris refers
to in the article.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Smith

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From: Steve Smith

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Dear Juliana Walsh,

Ok that time frame sounds fine.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Smith

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