Outcomes - Selected Case Summaries



Records on Sanctions Against Russia

Informal Resolution | 22 July 2022
Portfolio of Legal Affairs

An overseas media applicant requested records related to the implementation of sanctions against Russia resulting from the war in Ukraine. The Portfolio of Legal Affairs (POLA) explained that the FOI Act does not apply to the Financial Reporting Authority (FRA) in matters related to their strategic or operational intelligence-gathering activities in accordance with the FOI Act.

We completed an analysis of the type of records responsive to the request and informed the applicant that the records appeared to fall within the scope of the FRA’s operational intelligence-gathering activities, after which the case was closed.