Members that attended the Communist part meetings in Noble Park in the year 1955

Graeme Maxwell made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

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From: Graeme Maxwell


Dear Australian Security Intelligence Organisation,

I am requesting information about my father William Wallace Maxwell who resided in Noble Park and was a member of the Communist Party. Also other members who attended between the years 1950 & 1955.?

Yours faithfully,
Graeme Maxwell

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Dear Mr Maxwell,

In regards to your email to this organisation requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act), please note that the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) is an exempt agency under subsection 7(1) of the FOI Act and it is therefore not possible to access any ASIO records under this legislation.

However, it is possible to request access to ASIO's historical records under the provisions of the Archives Act 1983. The Archives Act allows the public a right to access records of a certain age (known as the Open Access Period). Currently it is possible to access records created prior to 1990.

Further information about access to historical Commonwealth records can be found on the website of the National Archives of Australia (


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