Various films and games

Waiting for an internal review by Department of Communications and the Arts of their handling of this request.

note, report, email and its attachment to/from/cc applicant and staff, screenshot showing data from the database, application and its supporting material/attachment excluding game
NEED FOR SPEED HEAT (2019, Multi Platform)
CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE (2019, Multi Platform)
HUNT: SHOWDOWN (2019, Multi Platform)
GEARS 5 (2019, Multi Platform)

note, report, screenshot showing data from the database, application and its supporting material/attachment excluding game and video
PLANETSIDE ARENA (2019, Online)
APEX LEGENDS (2018, Multi Platform)
BATTLEFIELD V (2018, Multi Platform)
ARMA 3 (2013, Multi Platform)
PLANETSIDE 2 (2012, Multi Platform)
CRYSIS 3 (2012, Multi Platform)

note, report, screenshot showing data from the database, application and its supporting material/attachment excluding film
THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS (2019, Blu-Ray)
THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS (2018, DCP)
BATTLE LOS ANGELES (2011, 35 mm)
BATTLE LOS ANGELES (2011, Blu-Ray + DVD)

decision report
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (2018, DCP)
HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN (31 May 2011, DVD)
HOSTEL PART II (2007, DVD for 35mm)
SAW 3D (2010, 35 mm)
ZERO DARK THIRTY (2013, DCP)
A CURE FOR WELLNESS (2016, DCP)

The applicant details for Hunt: Showdown might be Jens Schäfer, [email address], 49692197766. The applicant details for Battlefield V might be Missy Bedio, [email address]. Some of the names appearing in email for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare might be Allen Corona, Ben Perry, Chris Wilson, Eden Millard, Henry Zurawski, Jack Kleckner, Jeremy Anderson, Miles Winzeler, Misty Noor, Paul Virgin, Todd Mueller, William Cranmer.

Personal information of junior ministerial staff and Departmental officers below the Senior Executive Service (SES) level, mobile phone numbers and signatures of Departmental SES officers are not excluded from the scope of this request. Unsigned duplicates are fine for films I want only decision report of if it is faster to search and retrieve them.

Try not to redact the first 6 digits (or the BIN) of the credit card number, country code of the phone number, domain of the e-mail address.

Screenshot showing data from the database means the image of the application displaying information about the film or game. It has more information than what is publicly accessible at www.classification.gov.au . Some of the texts might be hidden, those texts can be given separately. There may be links to other documents, those documents can be given separately.

Dear Requester

Thank you for contacting the Department. Currently your request does not meet the requirements of the FOI Act as the documents you are requesting are not clearly identified. Please provide the Department with clear descriptions of the information you wish to access and describe the documents with full sentences.

For example, 'note, report, email and its attachment to/from/cc applicant and staff, screenshot showing data from the database, application and its supporting material/attachment excluding game' does not read clearly, and as such does not clearly indicate what you want to access.

Please also carefully consider the amount of material you would like to access. We note that you are interested in many different games and films. If we were to interpret your request as being for every document in relation to the below list, the request would be too large for the department to process, and/or would result in the imposition of significant charges.

In relation to classification decisions, the Department is able to provide access to reasonable requests for decision reports at no cost, outside the FOI Act. If you would be satisfied with receiving these, please let us know.

Regards

Melissa
FOI Team
Department of Communications and the Arts
[email address]

2 Phillip Law Street, Canberra ACT 2601
GPO Box 2154 Canberra, ACT 2601

communications.gov.au / @CommsAu
arts.gov.au / @artsculturegov

I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land on which we meet, work and live. I recognise and respect their continuing connection to the land, waters and communities. I pay my respect to Elders past and present and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

UNCLASSIFIED

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Note, report, email and its attachment to/from/cc/bcc applicant and staff, screenshot showing data from the database, application and its supporting material/attachment excluding game for
NEED FOR SPEED HEAT (2019, Multi Platform),
CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE (2019, Multi Platform),
HUNT: SHOWDOWN (2019, Multi Platform),
GEARS 5 (2019, Multi Platform).

Note, report, screenshot showing data from the database, application and its supporting material/attachment excluding game and video for
PLANETSIDE ARENA (2019, Online),
APEX LEGENDS (2018, Multi Platform),
BATTLEFIELD V (2018, Multi Platform),
ARMA 3 (2013, Multi Platform),
PLANETSIDE 2 (2012, Multi Platform),
CRYSIS 3 (2012, Multi Platform).

Note, report, screenshot showing data from the database, application and its supporting material/attachment excluding film for
THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS (2019, Blu-Ray),
THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS (2018, DCP),
BATTLE LOS ANGELES (2011, 35 mm),
BATTLE LOS ANGELES (2011, Blu-Ray + DVD).

Decision report for
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (2018, DCP),
HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN (31 May 2011, DVD),
HOSTEL PART II (2007, DVD for 35mm),
SAW 3D (2010, 35 mm),
ZERO DARK THIRTY (2013, DCP),
A CURE FOR WELLNESS (2016, DCP).

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I tried to get the email address of this request by emailing contact@righttoknow.org.au but they did not reply with the email address. I would have preferred to put that email in the form so the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner's reply appear on this web page with this FOI request.

The saved form can be found at http://web.archive.org/web/2020021805113....
The print PDF of the form can be found at http://web.archive.org/web/2020021805151....
Screenshots of the form can be found at http://web.archive.org/web/2020021805181..., http://web.archive.org/web/2020021805202..., http://web.archive.org/web/2020021805211..., http://web.archive.org/web/2020021805221....

Screenshots of me submitting the form and seeing what happens can be found at http://web.archive.org/web/2020021805261..., http://web.archive.org/web/2020021805271..., http://web.archive.org/web/2020021805300..., http://web.archive.org/web/2020021805310.... The print PDF of the form submit message can be found at http://web.archive.org/web/2020021805342....

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I sent an IC review form for an external review. There is no option to change this request status to external review so it is currently set to "I'm waiting for an internal review response."

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Email from foidr@oaic.gov.au to fxra@protonmail.ch on February 19, 2020 11:27:54pm UTC is temporarily at http://rwm.bike/oaic2.eml. Image and PDF are temporarily at http://rwm.bike/oaic2printWeb.png, http://rwm.bike/oaic2printOutlook.pdf.

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February 21, 2020 6:29:08am UTC email from tahnee.desouza@oaic.gov.au to fxra@protonmail.ch is temporarily at http://rwm.bike/oaic3.eml. Print PDF and image are temporarily at http://rwm.bike/oaic3printWeb.png, http://rwm.bike/oaic3printOutlook.pdf.

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February 21, 2020 8:36:18pm UTC email from fxra@protonmail.ch to tahnee.desouza@oaic.gov.au is temporarily at http://rwm.bike/fxra1.eml. Print PDF and image are temporarily at http://rwm.bike/fxra1printWeb.png, http://rwm.bike/fxra1printOutlook.pdf.

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February 24, 2020 1:27:51am UTC email from tahnee.desouza@oaic.gov.au to fxra@protonmail.ch is temporarily at http://rwm.bike/oaic4.eml. Print PDF and image are temporarily at http://rwm.bike/oaic4printWeb.png, http://rwm.bike/oaic4printOutlook.pdf.

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February 24, 2020 4:13:47am UTC email from fxra@protonmail.ch to tahnee.desouza@oaic.gov.au is temporarily at http://rwm.bike/fxra2.eml. Print PDF and image are temporarily at http://rwm.bike/fxra2printWeb.png, http://rwm.bike/fxra2printOutlook.pdf.

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On March 11, 2020 contact@righttoknow.org.au send me the email address for request.

FOI, Department of Communications and the Arts

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OFFICIAL

 

 

Dear Requester

 

To assist in resolving your FOI review request, the OAIC has now advised
the department can send you a notice confirming our previous
correspondence that your request is unclear, and providing you with
instructions on how you can resolve this.

 

If you wish to continue with your request, please read the attached notice
carefully and respond as per the instructions in the notice.

 

Regards

 

Melissa

FOI team

OFFICIAL

 

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Does the department have videos for the first 4 games in my request?

More than 12 months passed from the classification date (if not including games from the applicant IARC). The application (found at http://web.archive.org/web/2019071717085... on page 7) says "Contentious material recordings or gameplay will be retained for 12 months after which it will be securely destroyed."

FOI, Department of Communications and the Arts

OFFICIAL

Hi Requester

The information you provided below is an indication of whether the department may or may not have the material. However, we are not required to confirm the contents of files for you. As advised - you need to read the letter and respond by taking one of the options in the letter.

If you request something that the department does not have you will be provided with that information in the FOI decision.

Thanks

Melissa
FOI Team

OFFICIAL

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I revise the request to classifier note, classification report, screenshot showing data from the database, application for content classification and its supporting material/attachment excluding game or film for
HUNT: SHOWDOWN (2019, Multi Platform),
GEARS 5 (2019, Multi Platform),
PLANETSIDE ARENA (2019, Online),
APEX LEGENDS (2018, Multi Platform),
ARMA 3 (2013, Multi Platform),
PLANETSIDE 2 (2012, Multi Platform),
CRYSIS 3 (2012, Multi Platform),
THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS (2019, Blu-Ray),
THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS (2018, DCP),
BATTLE LOS ANGELES (2011, 35 mm),
BATTLE LOS ANGELES (2011, Blu-Ray + DVD).

Decision report for
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (2018, DCP),
HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN (31 May 2011, DVD),
HOSTEL PART II (2007, DVD for 35mm),
SAW 3D (2010, 35 mm),
ZERO DARK THIRTY (2013, DCP),
A CURE FOR WELLNESS (2016, DCP).

FOI, Department of Communications and the Arts

OFFICIAL

Dear Requester

Thank you for the email below. Your request in current form, as outlined below, is considered to voluminous to process.

As noted in earlier correspondence the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) contains two 'practical refusal reasons'. The first being, that processing the request 'would substantially and unreasonably divert the resources of the agency from its other operation' (s.24AA(1)(a)). An agency may also refuse an FOI request if the agency is satisfied that the request does not 'provide such information concerning the document as is reasonably necessary to enable a responsible officer of the agency to identify' the document in question (s.24AA(1)(b)). The purpose of this notice is to advise you (as required under s.24AB of the Act) that I consider that a 'practical refusal reason' exists under s.24AA of the Act and that I am considering refusing access to the documents in the form requested, as provided under s.24 of the Act.

We would like to assist you with your request, however, in order for your FOI request to be processed please consider ways to reduce the scope of your request to a more manageable size. You may wish to consider refining the scope of your request to just the decision reports. This will result in a less voluminous amount of documents and more refined third party consultation.

Please do not hesitate to contact the department on [Phone Number Hidden] or by email at [email address] to revise the scope of your request to a more workable scope.

Please note your matter is considered on hold at this time. You may consult with us on the scope of your request during the consultation period which is from the date of this notice until close of business on 7 December 2020. If we do not hear from you in that period that matter is deemed withdrawn.

Regards
Allison
FOI Coordinator

The department proudly acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Australia, and their continuing connections to the land, waters and communities. We pay our respects to them and to their Elders past, present and emerging.

OFFICIAL

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That's fine. Will continue with the Information Commissioner review.

FOI, Department of Communications and the Arts

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OFFICIAL

Dear Requester,

As requested by the OAIC, please see attached correspondence in relation to your FOI matter outlined below.

Regards
Allison
FOI Coordinator

OFFICIAL

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Email from tania.strathearn@oaic.gov.au to fxra@protonmail.ch was sent and received on December 23, 2020. Linked below is the same email in various file types.
http://web.archive.org/web/2020122320501...
http://web.archive.org/web/2020122320510...
http://web.archive.org/web/2020122320503...

The time zone for the time in the file is AEDT.

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