Dear Australian Postal Corporation,

I note recent media reports indicating that Australia Post “threatened to call police unless the City of Melbourne delivered more than 100 of Pauline Hanson's One Nation-branded stubby holders to every apartment in a locked-down suburban public housing tower in July.”

I would like to request all written and electronic documents that relate to the delivery of these items, including but not limited to data stored in corporate systems such as email/CRM/corporate chat platforms, paper records, and data stored on mobile phones (including but not limited to SMS, WhatsApp and other chat applications).

The search period is from July 2020 to present.

Please consult with me if you wish to apply any s.22 redactions based on privacy of employees.

I would respectfully draw the attention of the FOI officer to section 1.46 and sections 3.2 - 3.5 of the Freedom of Information Guidelines issued by the OAIC. I am open to administrative release of the above documents.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

foi, Australian Postal Corporation



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foi, Australian Postal Corporation

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Good afternoon Mr Fairless,

Find attached Australia Post's acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information request received on 10 September 2020.

Regards,

Freedom of Information team
Australia Post

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Good afternoon Mr Fairless,

Find attached correspondence for your attention.

Regards,

Anna Oliver
Freedom of Information Officer
Australia Post

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foi, Australian Postal Corporation

Dear Mr Fairless,

Further to our previous correspondence, one of the third parties that we are consulting has asked who the FOI applicant is. Do you agree for your name to be provided to the third party?

Regards,

Anna Oliver
Freedom of Information Officer
Australia Post

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Dear Anna,

Sure, happy to provide my name (the request is public).

I’m also happy to agree to your earlier request to exclude duplicate documents and email chains where a single email chain can be provided that includes all parts of the chain.

Yours sincerely,

Ben Fairless

foi, Australian Postal Corporation

Dear Mr Fairless,

Thank you for your response.

Regards,

Anna Oliver

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Dear Anna,

Can you let me know the status of the consultation? I trust that Australia Post is taking all reasonable steps to facilitate consultation without causing this request to be delayed.

If possible, can you also provide more information about the 3rd party? For example, do they work for a political party, are they an employee of a government agency, an individual or an employee or a company? This information may assist in deciding if the name of the person can be removed under s.22.

Yours sincerely,

Ben Fairless

foi, Australian Postal Corporation

Dear Mr Fairless,

The documents are in the process of being reviewed and we are doing all that we can to be able to provide a decision on your request as soon as possible.

Regards,

Anna Oliver
Freedom of Information Officer
Australia Post

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Dear Anna,

Thanks. Just confirming the third-party had no issues with their name been disclosed?

Yours sincerely,

Ben Fairless

Emery, Caitlin,

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OFFICIAL

 

Dear Mr Fairless

 

We enclose the decision of Australia Post on your freedom of information
request of 10 September 2020.

 

Australia Government Solicitor has assisted in the processing of this
request and the documents are available for download on our secure
document platform Sigbox. Could you please confirm the best email for us
to use for you.

 

If you have any queries, please contact me.

 

Regards

Caitlin Emery

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Dear Caitlin,

Thank you for your email. I would appreciate if you could arrange for the documents to be sent in tranches via email to this address instead of uploading them to a third party service. Right to Know exists to be a public archive of FOI requests.

Yours sincerely,

Ben Fairless

Emery, Caitlin,

OFFICIAL

 

Dear Mr Fairless

 

Thank you for your email.

 

We have broken up the documents across eight emails but they are bouncing
back as too large to send (approximately 20mb).

 

Could you please confirm the file size that can be received by Right to
Know or identify an alternative way of providing the documents to you?

 

If you have any queries, please contact me.

 

Regards

Caitlin Emery

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Dear Caitlin,

Can you please send a link to [email address].

I’ll then arrange to get them uploaded to Right to Know.

Yours sincerely,

Ben Fairless

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Any success receiving the emailed documents?

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They uploaded the documents here:

https://auspost.com.au/about-us/corporat...