Oct 28, 2020
Dear FOI Officer,
Fri, Nov 20, 2020,
Dear Original Sovereign Tribal Federation
We refer to your FOI request dated 28 October 2020, in which you made a request to the Department under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) in the following terms:
I make this request on behalf of the Original Sovereign Tribal Federation, to which I am authorised to do. Please make the FOI response in the name of the Original Sovereign Tribal Federation.
(Please do not provide this email address within the reply). Please find the request below.
Dear Honorable Ken Wyatt AM MP, Minister for Indigenous Australians.
I make request under the Freedom of Information Act,
I request the document providing the "Claim of Right" relied upon by the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Crown and the COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA to provide administration, rule or ownership over the lands of the Larrakia people within the Northern Territorial area currently known to the Crown and Commonwealth as Darwin.
Request to withdraw
We note that your request is addressed to the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP, Minister for Indigenous Australians. We understand that the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) provides administrative support to the Office of the Minister for Indigenous Australians in relation to FOI requests made to the Minister.
If your intention is to direct your FOI request to the Minister for Indigenous Australians:
- you can send your FOI request directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information on how to make FOI requests to the NIAA is available on their website: https://www.niaa.gov.au/foi.
- we invite you to withdraw your FOI request to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as the subject-matter of your request appears to be more closely connected to the functions of the Minister for Indigenous Australians or the NIAA. A reply to this email will be sufficient.
We would be grateful for your advice regarding whether you wish to withdraw your FOI request to the Department by Monday, 23 November 2020.
You can contact us anytime if you have any questions.
FOI and Privacy Section| Legal Policy Branch
Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
One National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 | PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600
We then received this Official response.
We replied 3 days later with the following on Nov 27, 2020 so as to provide the requested additional information. The Department has remained silent on this matter ever since. Could it be that the Commonwealth & Crown have No Claim of Right to the Lands of the Larakia People and their silence evidences that none exists?
We compel the court of public opinion to be the arbiter in this matter.
Dear FOI Adviser,
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