KAFTA Copyright Amendment Justification Documents (AGD)

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

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

From: Brendan Molloy

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Dear Attorney-General's Department,

I hereby request, under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, copies of the following documents:

a) Documents, including advice, that contributed to the development of the view that the implementation of the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement would require amendments to the Copyright Act 1968 as per paragraph 17 of the National Interest Analysis.

KAFTA National Interest Analysis: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/dfat/...

I also make the application that all costs for the processing of this request be waived on the grounds that the release of this information is in the public interest, will enhance the transparency of the process and the public debate surrounding apparently required legislative changes.

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Regards,

Brendan Molloy
Councillor
Pirate Party Australia

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UNCLASSIFIED

14/8012

 

12 June 2014

 

 

Mr Brendan Molloy

Email: [1][FOI #642 email]

 

Dear Mr Molloy

Freedom of Information Request no. FOI14/113

 

I refer to your request for access to documents relating to the
implementation of the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982. I have taken your request to be for:

Documents, including advice, that contributed to the development of the
view that the implementation of the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement
would require amendments to the Copyright Act 1968 as per paragraph 17 of
the National Interest Analysis.

 

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

We received your request on 11 June 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 11 July 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.

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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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Dear Mr Molloy

Freedom of Information Request no. 14/113

 

I refer to your FOI request of 11 June 2014 for documents relating to the
implementation of the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth). 

 

Please see attached notice of a ‘practical refusal reason’ identified in
relation to your request.

 

Please note, a 14 calendar day ‘request consultation period’ commences
tomorrow, Saturday 12 July 2014, and ends on Saturday 26 July 2014, by
which time you must advise the Department, in writing, that you either:

•            withdraw your request;

•            make a revised request; or

•            tell us that you do not wish to revise your request.

 

If, after reading the attached notice, you have any questions please
contact us at [1][email address] or telephone (02) 6141 6666.

 

Kind regards

 

Jorja

 

FOI Contact Officer

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel

Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
Email: [2][AGD request email]

 

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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
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Dear Mr Molloy,

 

I refer to the below email sent in regards to your freedom of information
request of 11 June 2014 (FOI14/113).

 

You have not yet contacted the department in response to this email.

 

I note that the request consultation period ends this Saturday, 26 July
2014.

 

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
Email: [1][AGD request email] | Phone: (02) 6141 6666

 

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Dear Mr Molloy

Freedom of Information Request no. 14/113

 

I refer to your FOI request of 11 June 2014 for documents relating to the
implementation of the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth). 

 

Please see attached notice of a ‘practical refusal reason’ identified in
relation to your request.

 

Please note, a 14 calendar day ‘request consultation period’ commences
tomorrow, Saturday 12 July 2014, and ends on Saturday 26 July 2014, by
which time you must advise the Department, in writing, that you either:

•            withdraw your request;

•            make a revised request; or

•            tell us that you do not wish to revise your request.

 

If, after reading the attached notice, you have any questions please
contact us at [3][email address] or telephone (02) 6141 6666.

 

Kind regards

 

Jorja

 

FOI Contact Officer

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel

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

 

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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....
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Dear Mr Molloy,

 

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act) for access to documents relating to the implementation of the
Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement.

 

On 11 July 2014 the department sent you a notice of practical refusal
reason. As outlined in that letter, the request consultation period for
that request was for 14 days from 12 July 2014 to 26 July 2014.

 

On 22 July 2014 the department sent you an email reminding you that this
consultation period was due to expire.

 

In the letter of 11 July 2014 you were notified that, before the end of
the consultation period, you must do one of the following in writing:

·         withdraw your request

·         make a revised request, or

·         advise the department that you do not wish to revise your
request.

 

As you did not do one of the three things listed above and did not consult
the contact person during the consultation period, your request is now
considered to have been withdrawn.

 

If you wish to seek access to documents of this nature in the future you
will need to lodge a new FOI request. I note that, if you choose to lodge
the same request in the future, you may wish to consider revising the
scope of your request based upon the suggestions made by the decision
maker in the letter of 11 July 2014.

 

This freedom of information (FOI) request, matter number 14/113, is now
considered closed.

 

Jorja

 

FOI Contact Officer

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel

Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
Email: [1][AGD request email] | Phone: (02) 6141 6666

 

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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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