Talking Points on Australians killed in Yemen by US Drones

Culley Palmer made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Federal Police

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Dear Australian Federal Police,

Please consider this a request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982;

The documents I seek are talking points authored by the Australian Federal Police discussing or mentioning the killing of any Australian citizen by a US Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Drone) in Yemen.

For reference, I have provided a link to a news report on the death
of Australian Citizen Christopher Havard and one other Australian
citizen, within Yemen in 2014:

I request that all costs for all aspects of the processing of this
request be waived on the grounds that the release of this
information is in the public interest.


Culley Palmer

FOI, Australian Federal Police

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Dear Ms Palmer,

Your Freedom of Information Request – Re: AFP talking points regarding death of Australian citizens in Yemen

I refer to your application dated 22 February 2015 in which you seek access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act).

Your request was received by this agency on 22 February 2015 and the 30 day statutory period for processing your request commenced from that date.

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Yours sincerely,

Lisa Brew

On behalf of
Freedom of Information
Australian Federal Police

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Brew, Lisa, Australian Federal Police

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Dear Ms Palmer,

Please find attached correspondence from the AFP of today's date in relation to your FOI request.

Kind regards,



Tel +61(0) 2 61312244 Ext 142244

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