Reasons for the latest proposal to ban images of factory farmed animals

Julian Smythe made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

The request was refused by Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

From: Julian Smythe

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Dear Department of Agriculture,

I am writing to request, under the Freedom of Information Act (1982), the reasons for the latest proposed laws to ban images of factory-farmed animals from being released to the public. This seems a direct attack on animal rights supporters. What legal reasons support this bill?

Yours faithfully,

Julian Smythe

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From: Foi
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Dear Julian,

The Department of Agriculture acknowledges receipt of your FOI request.

Section 11 of the FOI Act provides a right of access to documents in existence, rather than to information generally. As such, I ask that you please revise your FOI request so that it is for particular documents.

For example: 'minutes and briefs relating to the latest proposed laws to ban images of factory-farmed animals from being released to the public'.

It would also assist if you could nominate a time period for your request.

Kind regards,

Lauren Johnson
FOI Officer l Office of the General Counsel l Freedom of Information

Phone +61 2 6272 4412
Department of Agriculture
18 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia
GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

daff.gov.au

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From: Foi
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources


Attachment FOI2013.14 79 Scope formal consultation s24AB.pdf
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Dear Julian,

 

Your FOI request, as presently worded, does not provide enough information
for the department to be able to search and identify relevant documents.

 

As such, we are initiating a request consultation process under section
24AB of the FOI Act. You have 14 days from the receipt of this notice to
consult with the department regarding your request. Further information
can be found in the letter attached.

 

Please don’t hesitate to give me a call on 02 6272 4412 to discuss your
request.

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren Johnson

FOI Officer   l   Office of the General Counsel   l   Freedom of
Information

 

Phone +61 2 6272 4412

Department of Agriculture

18 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

 

daff.gov.au

 

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From: Foi
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources


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Dear Julian,

As the department has received no correspondence from you in response to our request consultation letter of 30 June 2014, your request has now been deemed withdrawn and closed.

If you have any questions please contact me, either via return email or on 6272 4412.

Kind regards,

Lauren Johnson
FOI Officer l Office of the General Counsel l Freedom of Information

Phone +61 2 6272 4412
Department of Agriculture
18 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia
GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

daff.gov.au

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