Title: “Documents held by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) regarding Australian-associated companies and/or Australian-associated individuals suspected of dealing with sanctioned elements of the North Korean regime which DFAT referred to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) for investigation in 2015 (the referrals).The first referral from DFAT to the AFP occurred in March 2015 and dealt with ASX-listed companies AAT Corporation and EHG Corporation. A second referral occurred in August 2015 and dealt with companies and/or individuals associated with the first referral. An ABC story regarding the referrals can be found here:http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-08/afp-investigating-australian-companies-linked-to-north-korea/7311830. Both referrals became AFP investigations. It is my understanding that those investigations have finished.Specifically, I seek access to:the text of the referrals provided to the AFP;progress reports provided to DFAT regarding the AFP investigations;briefing documents provided to the DFAT Executive regarding the AFP referrals and subsequent investigations;ministerial submissions (MINSUBs) provided to relevant Minister(s) regarding the AFP referrals and subsequent investigations; and,reports provided to DFAT at the completion of the AFP investigations.I request that you provide a schedule of material if numerous documents are captured by this request. I advise I am not interested in duplicate copies of documents or documents that have already been publicly released or media releases, media articles or media statements”.
Documents regarding Australian-associated companies suspected of dealing with sanctioned elements of the North Korean regime which DFAT referred to the Australian Federal Police. [PDF 900 KB]