Australian Classified & FOI Docs

Wikileaks – Trans Pacific Partnership IP Chapter Leak – Wikileaks-secret-TPP-treaty-IP-chapter (PDF) (SOURCE: Wikileaks: https://wikileaks.org/tpp/pressrelease.html )

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Freedom of Information Request (AG Office) re: Assange, Stratfor & Indictment File 1 – FOI Request – Julian Assange and the sealed US indictment – Part 1 of 2 (PDF)

Freedom of Information Request (AG Office) re: Assange, Stratfor & Indictment File 2 – FOI Request – Julian Assange and the sealed US indictment – Part 2 of 2 (PDF)

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DFAT Freedom of Information Request PDF DFAT FOI RE: Assange/Manning FOI Reference #12/15123 Released: 3 December 2012 = All cable traffic from the Australian Embassy to the United States of America, Washington DC, to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra, sent between 28 August 2012 and 18 October 2012 inclusive, that relates to Wikileaks, Julian Paul Assange and/or Bradley E Manning.

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DFAT Freedom of Information Request PDF Cable Traffic – London – AssangeFOI Reference #12/12995 Release Date: 5 November 2012.  All cable traffic from the Australian High Commission in London, sent between 18 June 2012 and 28 August 2012 inclusive, that relates to Julian Paul Assange.

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DFAT Freedom of Information Request PDF Aust-Washington-Assange-Manning FOI Reference #12/10209 Release Date: 17 October 2012 – All cable traffic from the Australian Embassy to the United States of America, Washington DC, to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra, sent between 15 July 2010 and 30 August 2010 inclusive, that relates to Wikileaks, Julian Paul Assange and/or Bradley E Manning.

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DFAT Freedom of Information Request PDF Exemption-From-Access-Request-Assange FOI Reference # 12/6182 Release date: 26 September 2012 – All documents (including electronic documents) held by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that record or otherwise relate to communications or discussions between the Australian and United States Governments concerning public access (or possible access, or exemption from access) under the Australian Freedom of Information Act 1982 to documents or information relating to Wikileaks and/or Julian Paul Assange.

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DFAT Freedom of Information Request PDF  Briefings-Cables-Information-Request  FOI Request #12/8256 Release date: 16 August 2012 – 1. Ministerial briefings provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Bob Carr, that relate to WikiLeaks, Julian Paul Assange and/or Bradley E Manning.

2. All cable traffic from the Australian Embassy to the United States of America, Washington DC, to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra, sent between 1 February 2012 and 30 April 2012 inclusive, that relates to Wikileaks, Julian Paul Assange and/or Bradley E Manning.

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DFAT Freedom of Information Request PDF Diplomatic-Cables-2010-2011-Assange-Wikileaks FOI Request Reference #1112/33016 Release Date: 29 June 2012 – Final versions of all diplomatic cables and official letters between 1st October 2010 to present date (2 December 2011) in the power, custody or possession of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade which discuss the potential extradition or temporary surrender of Wikileaks Editor in Chief Mr Julian Assange to the United States of America.

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DFAT FOI Request : Incoming briefs for Minister Bob Carr : Date: 23 Oct 2012 : Dfat-FOI-12/4777-CarrBriefPT1.pdf

DFAT-FOI-12/4777-CarrBriefing-PT2.pdf

DFAT-FOI-12/4777-CarrBriefing-PT3.pdf

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DFAT Freedom of Information Request PDF Cables-2011-2012-Assange-Manning-Wikileaks FOI Reference #1112-F262 Release Date: 25 May 2012 – All cable traffic from the Australian Embassy to the United States of America, Washington DC, to the Department of Foreign Affairs and trade in Canberra, sent between 1 January and 5 December 2011 inclusive, that relates to Wikileaks, Julian Paul Assange and/or Bradley E Manning.

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Department of Defense FOI Request: Department of Defense Task Force Investigation into the unauthorized release  by Wikileaks  of classified US Military Documents: Date: 09 Aug 2012; FOI Request #321/11/12:

Defense-FOI-Decision-Letter-321/11/12.pdf

Defense-FOI-321/11/12-Document1.pdf

Defence-FOI321/11/12.Document2.pdf

Defence-FOI-InternalReview321/11/12-Decision.pdf

Defence-FOI-3211/11/12-Schedule.pdf

Defence-FOI-321/11/12-InternalReview-Document1.pdf

Defence-FOI-321/11/12.InternalReview-Document2.pdf

Defence-FOI-321/11/12-InternalReview.Document3.pdf

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Department of Defense FOI Request: MINSUB or Briefing Concerning Unauthorised Publication by Wikileaks Defence-054/12/13-FOI-Wikileaks.pdf Date: 14 September 2012; FOI Reference #054/12/13

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Department of Defense FOI Request: DSA Investigation Regarding Interference of a US FBI Agent  Decision Letter-FOI280/11/12   FOI280/11/12-Document.Pdf DSA Investigation Regarding Interference of a US FBI Agent; Dated 21st September, 2012; FOI Reference #280/11/12:

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Department of Defense FOI Request: Defense Involvement or possible involvement in Military intervention in Libya: Date: 9 March, 2012: FOI Request ID 189/11/12. Document 2 highlights the reason why we must push for more transparency to citizens as most of the document is redacted and blanked out.

Defence-FOI-189/11/12-Decision.pdf

Defence-FOI-189/11/12-Document1.pdf

Defence-FOI-189/11/12-Document2.pdf

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Department of Defense FOI Request: Substantiated Allegations  by detainees in Afghanistan of Mistreatment received by ADF since August 1, 2010: Date:10 September 2012, FOI Request #318/11/12  defenseFOI-Decision-Letter318/11/12.pdf :

Defense-FOI-318/11/12-Document1.pdf :

Defense-FOI318/11/12-Serial4.pdf

Defense-FOI318/11/12.pdf

Defense-FOI-318/11/12-Serial6.pdf

Defense-FOI-318/11/12-serial7.pdf

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Full  Defense Department FOI release disclosure log

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Australian Defence Force classified propaganda doctrine: Information Operations Planning Manual, 20 Jun 2001 – AUS-DEF-IOPManual (PDF)

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Release date
March 1, 2009

Summary

Sample extracts:

Offensive IO [Information Operations] are actions, synergised with wider activities and plans, designed to exploit or attack information, information processes and information systems in order to undermine decision-making processes. Offensive IO include the use of such capabilities as electronic warfare (EW), psychological operations (PSYOPS), deception, computer network attack (CNA), destruction and other conventional military capabilities as appropriate. Non military capabilities may also be applied to achieving military objectives.
Public information. Public information (PI) is information that is released or published for the primary purpose of keeping the public fully informed, thereby gaining their understanding and support. In time of tension and conflict, the maintenance of Australian domestic support and an understanding of ADF operations are of great importance to the maintenance of the national effort. Should the Australian public lose confidence in the ability of the ADF to bring a conflict to a successful conclusion, restraints may be placed on the government and the ADF. In a low level conflict the results of loss of public confidence could include an unwillingness on the part of the civilian population to continue to deny the adversary achieving its aims, withdrawal of active support to authorities and a perception by the international community of the political weakening of Australian resolve.
PSYOPS and public information. Psychological consolidation and public information (PINFO) processes appear to overlap in their attempts to influence friendly and sometimes neutral target audiences. In fact, PINFO releases messages through accredited Media resources. PINFO deals in themes, with the content of the message largely construed by the media form. PSYOPS avoids accredited Media, and deals in specifically formatted propaganda for which the medium used is only a vehicle. Moreover, PSYOPS seeks to alter attitudes and behaviour, which is not the pure focus of PINFO.
Perception management MOE [Measures of Effectiveness]. MOE for the employment of perception management weapons include: a. Propaganda MOE. The use of propaganda as a weapon within the Psychological Warfare category of PSYOPS aims to achieve attitudinal and behavioural change in adversary target audiences, or those in areas under adversary control, in order to achieve a desired result or effect. The desired changes may manifest themselves through population movement, civil unrest, retreat, surrender or cooperation. The MOE for a PSYOPS campaign will be directly related to the desired effect, the accessibility of the target audience, the type of propaganda campaign, the themes and symbols used and the types of media selected.
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Too sneaky by half: plan to keep local Australian doctor numbers low, assorted documents, 2000-2009  – DHA-Doctors-Plan

  • Was first publicly revealed by WikiLeaksworking with our source.
  • Was classified, confidential, censored or otherwise withheld from the public before release.
  • Is of political, diplomatic, ethical or historical significance.

Any questions about this document’s veracity are noted.

The summary is approved by the editorial board.

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Release date
May 29, 2009

Summary

The Australian Department of Health and Ageing (DHA) has set out to constrain the number of doctors graduating, despite supply shortages which have seen the country poaching medical staff from the developing world.

A Freedom of Information (FoI) request, recently executed on the DHA returned among other documents, the Howard era document labeledC160.

The DHA, under Rudd, censored the release of a portion of that document, claiming that it was contrary to public interest to reveal the information, despite the eight year lapse.

Another FoI was executed on the University of Sydney, which returned another copy of the same DHA document—but this time, without the blacked out text (C170).

By comparing the two, we can see what the DHA was trying to hide, and gain an insight into its current political sensitivities.

“As you know, the Commonwealth is working towards containing the overall numbers of medical students graduating, “

The part after the comma reads,

“while encouraging special initiatives (such as the Medical Rural Bonded Scholarships) to deliver more doctors to rural communities.”

A second DHA document, also obtained from the University of Sydney, C175 states:

“As detailed at the time of allocation around 80% of total HECS funded medical places offered at each medical school continue to have no restrictions on where the doctor concerned can work.”

The DHA did not return a copy of C175 at all in response to FoI demands.

The work places restrictions on 20% of HECS places add up to as much as $AUD4.4 billion per annum in avoided medical services when running at steady state, according to available Medicare and PBS statistics, which place the costs generated by each graduated doctor at around $12 M.

See

http://www.medicareaustralia.gov.au
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