Media Reports concerning Ken Jarrett - Director of Elders IXL Ltd

Phillip Sweeney made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Federal Police

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From: Phillip Sweeney

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Dear Australian Federal Police,

I have provided the Australian Federal Police with a "Deed" dated 26 August 1986 that bears the signature of Ken Jarrett, the former Finance Director of Elders IXL Ltd.

Mr Jarrett and his associates were the subject of three major investigations by the former National Crime Authority (NCA) and Ken Jarrett then pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to act honestly as an officer of Elders IXL Ltd between April 1986 and June 1990 before Justice Coldrey in the Supreme Court of Victoria.

The legal proceedings concerning Mr Jarrett where widely covered in the media.

The documents I seek is a selection of articles in The Canberra Times dated from 1 June 1994 to 30 December 1994 where Ken Jarrett is mentioned and a covering letter informing the Australian Federal Police of this media coverage.

The search period for the covering letter is from 1 September 2016 to 30 November 2016.

Yours faithfully,

Phillip Sweeney

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Yours sincerely,

Phillip Sweeney

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UNCLASSIFIED

 

Good Afternoon,

 

I refer to the above matter and attach our Decision Letter and Documents.

 

Kind Regards,

Tammii

 

TAMMII (AFP22355)
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION OFFICER
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO
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