11 May Post – 11th May 2019 – A
Post – 11th May 2019 – A
FOIA APPLICATION ACCEPTED
Initially my application was rejected with a clear non-reason hoping I would go away.
Hence I stepped-up and managed to get a positive response.
I won’t to go into how this was achieved because they have turned 180 degrees and were polite about it.
So in effect it will take until 24th June to get a reply.
This is a post-election timeline, which makes it less complicated for them.
If it comes back with lots of redactions for ‘National Security’ reasons then we will need to ramp up the pressure to get transparency.
I am eternally hopeful that the result will be honest and our country may correct our mistakes.
Whatever the result it will go on the boards and VOAT; unless the US Embassy in Canberra requests it not be released at this stage.
Herein lies the go ahead for my FOIA Application (I have redacted personal information of the lawyers involved):
Our reference: FOIREQ19/00088
I refer to your application made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) received by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) on 24 April 2019.
Section 15 of the FOI Act requires this office to process your request no later than 30 days after the day we receive it. However, section 15(6) of the FOI Act allows us a further 30 days in situations where we need to consult with third parties about certain information, such as business documents or documents affecting their personal privacy.
As we received your request on 24 April 2019, we must process your request by 24 May 2019. However, if we are required to consult with third parties, we must finalise your request by 24 June 2019. Of course, we will endeavour to provide you with our decision as soon as possible.
Make Australia Great Again,
Dr Russell McGregor