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From: P Johns

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Dear ABC

I am requesting all communications between Ita Butrose and ABC managing director David Anderson and Nine chief executive Hugh Marks and News Corp Australia chairman Michael Miller regarding freedom of the press and AFP search warrants on journalists from 4 June 2019 till 31 July 2019. These communications include emails, letters, sms and messaging apps etc

Yours faithfully,

P Johns

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From: Juliana Walsh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Johns

 

Thank you for your email requesting access to documents under the Freedom
of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

 

I note you have requested all documents containing:

 

“…communications between Ita Buttrose and ABC managing director David
Anderson and Nine chief executive Hugh Marks and News Corp Australia
chairman Michael Miller regarding freedom of the press and AFP search
warrants on journalists from 4 June 2019 till 31 July 2019. These
communications include emails, letters, sms and messaging apps etc”

 

Can you please clarify if you are looking for communications between Ita
Buttrose and David Anderson regarding the AFP search warrants, as well as
any communications they may have had with either Hugh Marks or Michael
Miller?

 

Once you have clarified your request, you will be sent a formal
acknowledgement and the 30-day processing period will begin.

 

Please feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss.

 

Kind regards

Juliana

 

[1]ABC Juliana Walsh
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We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the
First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we
live, learn and work.

 

 

 

From: P Johns [mailto:[FOI #5549 email]]
Sent: Wednesday, 31 July 2019 9:15 PM
To: FOI ABC <[ABC request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Press freedom messages

 

Dear ABC

I am requesting all communications between Ita Butrose and ABC managing
director David Anderson and Nine chief executive Hugh Marks and News Corp
Australia chairman Michael Miller regarding freedom of the press and AFP
search warrants on journalists from 4 June 2019 till 31 July 2019. These
communications include emails, letters, sms and messaging apps etc

Yours faithfully,

P Johns

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From: P Johns

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Dear Juliana Walsh,

Yes your clarification of my request is correct. I am requesting communications between Ita 
Buttrose and David Anderson regarding the AFP search warrants, as well as 
any communications they may have had with either Hugh Marks or Michael 
Miller in relation to the AFP search warrants.

 

Yours sincerely,

P Johns

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From: Juliana Walsh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Dear P Johns

 

Reference: ABC FOI 201920-011

 

Many thanks for your response, clarifying your request for documents under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

 

I note you have requested access to documents containing:

 

“Communications between Ita Buttrose and David Anderson regarding the AFP
search warrants, as well as any communications they may have had with
either Hugh Marks or Michael Miller in relation to the AFP search
warrants, between 4 June 2019 and 31 July 2019 inclusive. These
communications include emails, letters, sms and messaging apps etc.”

 

The 30-day statutory period for processing your request commenced from the
day after your application was clarified being 15 August 2019. Subject to
any suspension of the processing period or extension of the time for
deciding this application, the ABC is required to make a determination in
relation to this application by 13 September 2019.

 

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Kind regards
Juliana

 

[2]ABC Juliana Walsh
FOI and Corporate Governance Advisor
[3]http://www.abc.net.au/corp/email_newslet...
P +61 2 8333 5304
E [email address]
[4]http://www.abc.net.au/corp/enter/img/bra...
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the
First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we
live, learn and work.

 

 

 

 

From: P Johns [mailto:[FOI #5549 email]]
Sent: Wednesday, 14 August 2019 6:51 AM
To: Juliana Walsh <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Press freedom messages
[ABC-Legal.FID60214]

 

Dear Juliana Walsh,

Yes your clarification of my request is correct. I am requesting
communications between Ita 
Buttrose and David Anderson regarding the AFP search warrants, as well as 
any communications they may have had with either Hugh Marks or Michael 
Miller in relation to the AFP search warrants.

 

Yours sincerely,

P Johns

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