Marriage Equality Reporting

Patrick Wright made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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From: Patrick Wright

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Dear Australian Broadcasting Corporation,

Can you please:

a) Provide full copies of all directions and/or guidance provided to all staff in relation to the coverage of marriage equality/same sex marriage in 2016 and 2017;

b) Provide full copies of all direction and/or guidance provided to all staff relating to coverage of the marriage equality plebiscite;

b) Clarify reports that ABC staff have been directed to refer to same sex marriage rather than marriage equality, and the reasons for doing so?

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Wright

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From: Juliana Walsh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation


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Dear Mr Wright

 

I hope you are well.

 

Unfortunately the Freedom Of Information (FOI) request you sent to the ABC
on 5 September 2017 became obscured on account of an email issue I
experienced some weeks ago. I discovered the oversight of your request on
Friday 6 October – I sincerely apologise you have not heard from the ABC
in response to your request prior to today.

 

Before I can proceed with your application I need to clarify some parts of
your request. If you would be so kind as to reply to me directly in
response to the attached request for clarification, I would be grateful.
Once clarified, I will continue to process your request with a view to
providing you with a decision regarding access as soon as possible.

 

Please feel free to call if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Many thanks for your patience and assistance.

 

Kind regards

 

[1]ABC Juliana Walsh
Corporate Compliance Coordinator
P +61 2 8333 5304 E [email address]
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From: Patrick Wright

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Dear Juliana Walsh,

Thank you for your response.

Please limit the scope of the requested documents in points a) and b) to directions or editorial guidance sent to relevant key staff or staff groups, such as journalists who might cover marriage equality. I am not interested in obtaining all correspondence between all ABC staff relating to marriage equality or the same sex marriage survey, but rather relevant documents sent by persons or bodies responsible for editorial or managerial oversight over those staff.

Your interpretation of point c) is correct.

I hope this helps.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Wright

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From: Juliana Walsh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Attachment 2017 030 Acknowledgement.pdf
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Dear Mr Wright

 

Many thanks for your response clarifying your FOI request.

 

Please find attached an acknowledgement of that application – if you feel
the updated request does not accurately reflect your intent, please do let
me know.

 

Kind regards

 

[1]ABC Juliana Walsh
Corporate Compliance Coordinator
P +61 2 8333 5304 E [email address]
[2]http://www.abc.net.au/corp/enter/img/bra...

 

 

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From: Connie Carnabuci
Australian Broadcasting Corporation


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Attachment 2017 030 Documents for release.pdf
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Attachment FOI review rights.pdf
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Dear Mr Wright

 

In response to your FOI request, please find attached:

o my decision
o the documents
o information on review rights

 

Yours sincerely

 

Connie Carnabuci

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