Operation Gloss

Sam made this Right to Information request to Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission

The request was refused by Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission.

From: Sam

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Dear Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission,

I am writing to request information in relation to the above 'Operation' commenced on or about 2013 to 'covertly investigate & identify a criminal syndicate supplying drugs in Queensland and New South Wales'.

'A total of 21 offenders from Queensland and New South Wales were arrested and charged with 243 charges relating to serious drug offences including trafficking, production, and supply of dangerous drugs'.

On 30 October 2018, the CCC website was updated to advise of the sentences of two of those persons. What was the outcome for the other 19 people charged & have all matters been finalised?.

What is the current status of this operation & Is there any further publicly avaliable information that can be provided about it?.

Yours faithfully,

Sam

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Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission


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Dear Sam

 

Thank you for your email of 5 December 2018 in relation to your request
for information.

 

Your request for information appears to be an informal application under
the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act). The CCC requires applicant to
complete the approved Right to Information and Information Privacy Access
Application form to request access to information under the RTI Act. A
copy of this form is provided on the CCC website -
[1]www.ccc.qld.gov.au/about-the-ccc/right-to-information.

 

Our agency’s website also provides detailed information regarding the
making of a valid application under the RTI Act to the CCC, including the
payment of an application fee of $49.70.

 

Information which is part of a CCC investigation may be exempt from
release. The following publication of the Office of the Information
Commissioner (OIC) may assist in understanding this exemption:

Exemption information: Crime and Corruption Commission investigation – a
guide for applicants (attached).

 

I trust this information assists.  Please contact the CCC RTI section on
email [2][Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission request email] should you have any further queries.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

  Julie Barker
Administration Officer - RTI and Governance
[3]Crime and Crime and Corruption Commission
Corruption Level 2 North Tower, 515 St Pauls Tce, Fortitude Valley
Commission QLD 4006
(Queensland) GPO Box 3123, Brisbane QLD 4001
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From: Sam

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Dear Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission's handling of my FOI request 'Operation Gloss'.

I believe my request to be a valid request that should not be overlooked because of a 'form'.

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.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/o...

Yours faithfully,

Sam

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From: RTI
Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission

Sam,

 

Thank you for your email of 4 February 2019 where you request …an internal
review of the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission’s handling of my
FOI request ‘Operation Gloss’.

 

On 6 December 2018, the CCC replied to your original email of 5 December
2018, providing you with the necessary information to complete a Right to
Information application, as required under the Queensland Right to
Information Act 2009. To-date a compliant application has not been
received and as such an internal review cannot be conducted.

 

Publicly available information on operations are often provided on the CCC
website in the form of case studies, media releases and public reports. 

 

The following links provide information on Operation Gloss which is
available on our website:

 

·         [1]Case Study Operation Gloss

·         [2]Media release

·         [3]2016-17 Annual Report

 

Should you wish to make a formal RTI application please follow the steps
outlined in our email of 6 December 2018 or alternatively visit the CCC’s
Right to Information page on our website
[4]http://www.ccc.qld.gov.au/about-the-ccc/... .  

 

Regards

 

RTI Unit

Crime and Corruption Commission

Level 2 North Tower, 515 St Pauls Tce, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

GPO Box 3123, Brisbane QLD 4001

T +61 7 3360 6337 | F +61 7 3360 6333 | [Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission request email]

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Locutus Sum left an annotation ()

The applicant says, "I believe my request to be a valid request that should not be overlooked because of a 'form'." But his belief is not informed by the law. The Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) says at section 24(2)(a): "The application must— be in the approved form and be accompanied by the application fee."

In fact the RTI makes bigger demands than this but it is easiest to read the application form

Also, the application made by the applicant is an "informal request" as the officer explained. An informal request is not subject to internal review. If an applicant wants a review then she must make a formal application at the beginning because only a formal decision can be reviewed.

The Commonwealth Information Commissioner has previously explained that he believes that a decision by an officer than an application is invalid is, itself, an access refusal decision that can be reviewed. But even this is not binding on Commonwealth departments because only an AAT decision or court decision would be binding; and it is definitely not binding on the Queensland departments. Most likely it is not even relevant to Queensland departments although they might be interested in the arguments considered by the Australian Information Commissioner.

Conclusion: The request was not valid and has effectively been refused. The request for internal review was not valid and has effectively been refused. If the applicant wishes to pursue the information request she should make a formal application.

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Sam left an annotation ()

Dear Locotus Sum

I refer to the conclusion of your annotation as quoted below;
' If the applicant wishes to pursue the information request she should make a formal application'.

It is not clear as to why you refer to the applicant as being a 'she'.

Rather presumptuous inference you made, wouldnt you say?, not to mention, offensive and dishonest. Unless, of course you hold some knowledge or information to substantiate such comment.

If so, I would encourage you to share such information in your reply.

Appreciated

Sam

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Locutus Sum left an annotation ()

@Sam. In answer to your question, "No, I would not say". For me to use "she" is not dishonest. Dishonesty is more than a mistake or error. I am ignorant and frequently stupid but not dishonest. When I write my annotations, I never know the sex of the applicant because I cannot know if user name "Noah Jensen" is actually :Freja Pedersen". If I wish to refer to the applicant in the annotation I am allowed only to say "the applicant" , or "he" or "she" because I was taught that a singular subject ("the applicant") requires a singular pronoun. I think it would be very strange if I wrote "it". But my English is not perfect although it has become much better in the last 12 months. Also, I think it would be awkward to put "the applicant" in my annotation in every place where I used a pronoun.

In fact, sometimes I use "she" and sometimes use "he". You will see that although (I think) you are saying that you have been offended by "she" in the last paragraph of my annotation, I used also used "he" in the first paragraph! It is inconsistent, I agree. It is poor English. Some people would not like it, but I often mix the pronouns because I am ignorant. So it is not even presumptuous for me when I use "he" or "she". Sometimes I just make a change. Sometimes I use die-roll (1,2,3 it is "he", 3,4,5 it is "she").

I wish you success with your application if you choose to continue it.

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