Request access to all communications between Minister for Health and ASADA between 23/12/2014 and 13/1/17

Bob O'Dea made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority did not have the information requested.

From: Bob O'Dea

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Dear Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority,

Please provide all documents, communications and/or correspondence including emails, text messages, file notes, briefings, reports and phone records exchanged between the Minister for Health, Susan Ley and a member of ASADA between the 23/12/14 and 13/1/17

Yours faithfully,

Bob O'Dea

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Dear Mr O'Dea,

 

Please see the attached correspondence relating to your request for access
to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth).

 

Kind regards,

 

Pat

Patrick Dale
Lawyer
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

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Dear Mr O’Dea,

 

Please see the attached correspondence from ASADA in relation to your
request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(Cth).

 

Kind regards,

 

Patrick

Patrick Dale
Lawyer
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

E  [1][email address]
W [2]www.asada.gov.au

 

 

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Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

Dear Mr O'Dea,

 

I am writing to provide an update in relation to your request for access
to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act). I
note that on February 20 2017 you were informed that the processing time
for your request had been extended under s27 of the FOI Act and that a
decision was subsequently due to you on 21 March 2017.

 

At this stage ASADA is still attempting to finalise its consultation with
the third party involved and hopes to receive a final response from them
in the next few days. With this in mind would you object to the deadline
for a decision being extended to Friday 24 March 2017 under s15AA of the
FOI Act?

 

Kind regards,

Patrick

Patrick Dale
Lawyer
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

T +61 (0) 2 6222 4259
F +61 (0) 2 6222 4359

E  [1][email address]
W [2]www.asada.gov.au

 

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Our reference: RQ17/00809

Agency reference: FOI 17-1

 

Mr Bob O’Dea

By email: [FOI #2973 email]

 

Dear Mr O’Dea

 

Extension of time request under s15AB

 

On 21 March 2017, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA)
requested further time to make a decision on your FOI request of 20
January 2017.

 

This request was on the basis that the processing period is insufficient
to deal adequately with your request, because it is complex.

 

I have decided to grant ASADA an extension of time to process your request
to 24 March 2017. This decision has been made under s15AB(2) of the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (the FOI Act).

 

By granting further time it is anticipated that ASADA will provide a
well-reasoned and better managed decision.

 

Contact

 

If you have any questions regarding this email please contact me on 02
9284 9745 or via email [email address]. Please quote OAIC
reference number RQ17/00809 in all correspondence.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Carl English | Assistant Review and Investigation Officer | Freedom of
Information Dispute Resolution

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 SYDNEY NSW 2001| [1]www.oaic.gov.au

Phone:  +61 2 9284 9745 | E-mail: [email address]

 

Protecting information rights – advancing information policy

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From: Bob O'Dea

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Dear ASADA Legal,

I have been patient with my FOI request (now two months old) , accepting you responses relating to needing more time to process the request. Your previous email sought to have the FOI request extended to the 24th March.

I have checked my email now at 5.50pm on the 24/3 and you have not met your deadline for the date promised.

Please advise on new projected due date.

Yours sincerely,

Bob O'Dea

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From: ASADA Legal
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

Dear Mr O'Dea,

I apologise that ASADA was unable to meet the required deadline of Friday 24 March 2017. A decision will be provided to you today.

Kind regards,

Patrick Dale
Lawyer
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority
T +61 (0) 2 6222 4259
F +61 (0) 2 6222 4359
E [email address]
W www.asada.gov.au

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Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority


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Dear Mr O’Dea,

 

Please see the attached correspondence in response to your request for
access to documents. I note that there are thirty six (36) documents being
released to you. Due to the size of those documents I will send them
through in separate emails. Please let me know if you do not receive any
of the documents outlined in the attached correspondence.

 

Kind regards,

 

Pat

Patrick Dale
Lawyer
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

T +61 (0) 2 6222 4259
F +61 (0) 2 6222 4359

E  [1][email address]
W [2]www.asada.gov.au

 

"Important: This transmission is intended only for the use of the
addressee and may contain Protected, confidential or legally privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that
any use or dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If
you receive this transmission in error please notify the author
immediately and delete all copies of this transmission."

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Dear Mr O’Dea,

 

Please see attached documents 1 to 20 for in relation to your FOI request.

 

Kind regards,

 

Patrick Dale
Lawyer
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

T +61 (0) 2 6222 4259
F +61 (0) 2 6222 4359

E  [1][email address]
W [2]www.asada.gov.au

 

"Important: This transmission is intended only for the use of the
addressee and may contain Protected, confidential or legally privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that
any use or dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If
you receive this transmission in error please notify the author
immediately and delete all copies of this transmission."

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Dear Mr O’Dea,

 

Please see attached documents 21 to 36 for in relation to your FOI
request.

 

Kind regards,

 

Patrick Dale
Lawyer
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

T +61 (0) 2 6222 4259
F +61 (0) 2 6222 4359

E  [1][email address]
W [2]www.asada.gov.au

 

"Important: This transmission is intended only for the use of the
addressee and may contain Protected, confidential or legally privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that
any use or dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If
you receive this transmission in error please notify the author
immediately and delete all copies of this transmission."

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From: Bob O'Dea

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Dear Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority's handling of my FOI request 'Request access to all communications between Minister for Health and ASADA between 23/12/2014 and 13/1/17'.

I note from the documents provided that only 9 of the documents relate to all communications between Minister for Health, Sussan Ley and ASADA (Ben McDevitt) in 2015 and 27 in 2016. There is a gap in any correspondences between the 16th March and the 28th August 2015, followed by a shorter gap between the 29th August and 4th November 2015.

I note that a much publicised trip to WADA Headquarters in Montreal during the first week of May 2015 followed by Mr McDevitt's attendance at a NADOs seminar in Europe have not been included in the 36 documents provided.

I would seek documents relating to reports provided to Minister Ley regarding information on or outcomes achieved from the trips which I believe is within the scope of my original submission

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

Yours faithfully,

Bob O'Dea

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From: ASADA Legal
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

Dear Mr O'Dea,

 

Under Part VI of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) an
internal review is only available where the decision has not been made by
either the responsible Minister or the principal officer of the agency
(see s54(1) of the FOI Act).

 

As the decision for which you are seeking review was made by the CEO, the
decision is considered to have been made by the principal officer of
ASADA. Accordingly, the decision cannot be the subject of internal review
under the FOI Act.

 

More information in respect of your review rights is available at
[1]https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-infor....

 

Kind regards,

 

Patrick Dale
Lawyer
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

E  [2][ASADA request email]
W [3]www.asada.gov.au

 

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Joan Hird left an annotation ()

To note that to date ASADA provision of information has been restricted to formal letter exchanges. In my view, requests for communication exchanges would extend to records of of communication, electronic, face to face or telephonic. It is standard practice for government agencies to maintain such records. Clearly, that practice was followed by a previous CEO, whose records were made available to the Federal Court

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