Request for unclassified/declassified intelligence related to the lead up to the Fiji Coup 2006

James Lukac made this Freedom of Information request to Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Dear Inspector General of Intelligence and Security,

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am seeking any available unclassified/declassified Australian intelligence
assessments from the lead up period to the 2006 Fiji coup d'etat. I
need this information for a research assignment on the intelligence
effectiveness related to that coup, for a university assignment. (I
am studying toward a Masters Degree in Policing, Intelligence and
Counter Terrorism.) Any help you can give me would be gratefully

Yours faithfully,

James Lukac

OIGIS - Info, Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

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OIGIS - Info, Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

Correspondence reference: 2016/110
File reference: 2015/117

James Lukac
[email address]

Dear Mr Lukac

I refer to your request for unclassified or declassified Australian intelligence assessments under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

The Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (OIGIS) is an exempt agency under the FOI Act and is not compelled to meet your request for records. Records are subject to release under the Archives Act 1983 once they enter the ‘open’ period. Until recently the open period related to Commonwealth records over 30 years old. Amendments to the Archives Act in 2010 resulted in a change in the ‘closed’ period from 30 years to 20 years. This change will be fully implemented by 2020. Records that have entered the open period are eligible for public release, after the Inspector-General determines whether any information should be exempt on national security grounds. Records can be obtained under the Archives Act by contacting the National Archives of Australia (NAA).

On behalf of
Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security
Phone 02 6271 5692 | Web | Email [IGIS request email]
1 National Circuit BARTON ACT 2600

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