DJ KAMAL MUSTAFA made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Communications and Media Authority

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The request was refused by Australian Communications and Media Authority.


Dear Australian Communications and Media Authority,

I'm not from australia and i'm not sure if my message suits this category i'm DJ , music producer inddependent animation film maker and vfx artist as well as game developer my movie " the saver " 3d is going to broadcast in independent film festival australia very soon for that purpose i'd like to get my social media account i.e twitter to be verified cuz its necessary for me to work my age is 25 and once again i'm notifying that i'm not from australia but my animation film will be broadcast online / film festival australia i need your help my twitter account is @nightstarprod for more info you may visit i hope you guys can solve my issue :) best wishes to Australia government :)

Yours faithfully,
DJ Kamal Mustafa

Freedom of Information, Australian Communications and Media Authority

Dear Mr Mustafa
I refer to your email sent to the ACMA’s FOI inbox on 4 March 2016. 
As it does not appear that you are making a request for documents, your
email is not a valid request under the FOI Act. Accordingly, the ACMA will
be taking no further action at this stage. Below, I provide some
information about the FOI Act, and the subject matter of your request,
which may be of use to you.
Applications under the FOI Act
In order to make a formal request under the FOI Act, the application must
seeking access to a document that is in the possession of an agency.
Further information on making an application under the FOI Act can be
found at the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s website
The full text of the FOI Act is accessible via the Federal Register of
Legislation website:
Assistance in making a FOI request
The FOI Act requires an agency to take reasonable steps to assist a person
to make a valid application. As noted above, I am not of the view that
your email constitutes a valid application under the FOI Act. Further,
given the nature of your request (apparently seeking verification of a
Twitter account), it does not appear capable of being amended to form a
valid FOI request.
Should you wish to obtain access to documents under the FOI Act, your
request will need to satisfy the following criteria:

* You must state that you are making an application for the purposes of
the FOI Act.
* You must provide sufficient information concerning the document or
documents that you are seeking to enable someone to identify the
document(s) in question.
* You must provide details of how we can contact you. In this case your
email address may suffice.

Further information
In your email to the ACMA, you state that you are a DJ and music producer,
and it appears that you are requesting verification of your Twitter
The ACMA is a statutory authority within the federal government portfolio
of Communications and the Arts. It is responsible for regulating
broadcasting, the internet, radiocommunications and telecommunications in
Australia. However, the ACMA is not responsible for the verification of
social media accounts such as Twitter.  It seems that the information at
the following Twitter support pages may be useful to you:
[3] (regarding verification)
[4] (general information on Twitter).
Chris Herscovitch
FOI Coordinator

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