2016-17 Most Expensive Trip

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From: Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Dear Department of Immigration and Border Protection,

This is a request under the FOI Act.

Can you please provide the travel expenses, invoices, receipts, credit card statements and reimbursements for the most expensive trip taken by a Minister or Assistant Minister in your Department's portfolio area in 2016-17.

I request that any fees arising in relation to this request be waived as the information is in the public interest, as it helps inform the public about how the government is spending public revenue.

Yours faithfully,

Jackson Gothe-Snape

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please refer to the information below to assist in the resolution of your
enquiry.

 

General information regarding travelling to Australia

Information for visitors to Australia can be found [1]here.

Information regarding potential visa options can be found [2]here.

 

Queries regarding a current visa application

If your inquiry relates to a specific visa application case, you should
direct your enquiry to the appropriate case officer or processing centre. 
The FOI Section is not the appropriate contact point for your enquiry.

You can use your application ID in ImmiAccount to search and view your
application before it has been decided. Alternatively, you may wish to
contact your nearest Australian Immigration office outside of Australia.
Contact information can be found at
[3]http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/o....

Request for a copy of your Visa Refusal or Visa Grant letter

If you have lost or misplaced correspondence regarding your Visa Refusal
or Visa Grant, or you wish to confirm the authenticity of your Visa
Refusal or Visa Grant, you should contact the office where you lodged your
visa application. 

Details of our offices located around the world can be found [4]here.

 

Queries regarding your current Visa status

You can check your visa details and conditions on the Department’s Visa
Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) portal.  If you do not have the
necessary reference numbers to access the VEVO portal, please refer to the
online VEVO Request for Reference Number form, which is accessible at
[5]https://www.border.gov.au/about/corporat....

 

Refund of Visa fees

If you are seeking a refund of fees associated with your Visa, you should
contact the office where you lodged your visa application.  Details of our
offices located around the world can be found [6]here.

 

Making a Visa application

Registered migration agents are authorised to provide immigration advice
or assistance, including advice regarding the lodgement of visa
applications. Further information on migration agents may be found
[7]here.  Please note that the Department is unable to assist you in this
regard.

 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties in lodging your visa
application through ImmiAccount, you should submit your concerns through
the ImmiAccount Technical Support Form, which is accessible [8]here.

 

Australian Citizenship

If you are seeking evidence of your Australian Citizenship, you should
complete Form 119, which can be found [9]here.  Details on where to send
your completed form may be found on page 8 of the Form.  This form will
not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Information on how to apply for Australian citizenship, information for
Australian citizens and Australian Citizenship Day can be found [10]here.

 

Movement Records/Travel History

If you are seeking evidence of your own travel movements/history you
should complete Form 1359, which can be found [11]here. Details on where
to send your request may be found on page 1 and 2 of the Form. This
request will not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Superannuation – Evidence of Immigration Status

If you are seeking evidence of your own immigration status for
superannuation purposes, you should complete Form 1194, which can be found
[12]here. Details on where to send your completed form may be found on
page 1 of the Form. This request will not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Update Passport Details

Information on how to update your address or passport details can be found
[13]here.

 

Notification of Change in Circumstances

If you have lodged a visa application and your circumstances have changed,
you should submit [14]Form 1022 to the office where you lodged your visa
application. Details of our offices located around the world can be found
[15]here. The FOI Section does not process these forms. 

 

Notification of incorrect answers

If you wish to correct answers that you have provided to the Department
either:

·        in a visa application

·        on a passenger card or

·        in response to a notice given to you by the Department inviting
you to comment on possible non-compliance with an obligation to correct
incorrect information

you should submit [16]Form 1023 to the Department. Details of our offices
located around the world can be found [17]here. The FOI Section does not
process these forms. 

 

Duty Free concessions

Information relating to duty free concessions can be found [18]here.

 

General Enquiries

If you have a question, which has not been answered above, and which is
about visa, citizenship, travel or trade, including bringing goods in and
out of Australia, please refer to our general enquiries web form [19]here.

 

 

Yours Sincerely

FOI Helpdesk

Freedom of Information Section

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Information updated 21 June 2017

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UNCLASSIFIED

Good morning Mr Gothe-Snape

 

On 8 August 2017, you have requested access to the following documents
held by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (the
Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act):

 

                "the travel expenses, invoices, receipts, credit card
statements and reimbursements for the most
                expensive trip taken by a Minister or Assistant Minister
in your Department's portfolio area in 2016-17"

 

The Department of Finance has published information from 2008-2009 on its
website regarding parliamentarian's work expenses.  This information can
be found here: 
[1]http://www.finance.gov.au/publications/p...

 

Details of expenditure for the Minister's in the Immigration and Border
Protection portfolio, for the period July to December 2016, can be found
here:

-              The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and
Border Protection -
[2]http://www.finance.gov.au/sites/default/...

-              The Hon Alex Hawke MP, Assistant Minister for Immigration
and Border Protection -
[3]http://www.finance.gov.au/sites/default/...

 

Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA)

From 3 April 2017, the IPEA was established as an independent body to
oversee parliamentarians’ expenses. In particular, IPEA has functions
which include:

•             Preparing regular reports relating to:

                o             all work expenses, travel expenses and
travel allowances claimed by parliamentarians

                o             travel expenses and travel allowances
claimed by MOP(S) Act staff.

 

Since 3 April 2017, IPEA has responsibility for the reporting functions of
parliamentarians’ work expenses.  Reporting by IPEA will transition from
six-monthly reporting to a quarterly and then to a monthly reporting
basis, to improve transparency and accountability for parliamentarians’
work expenses.

 

Reporting for January to June 2017

We note that you have requested information for the 2016-17 financial
year. Reporting for the period January to June 2017 is currently being
compiled by IPEA. We understand that reporting for the period January to
March 2017 will be available towards the end of quarter 3 in 2017.
Reporting for April to June 2017 will be available towards the end of
quarter 4 in 2017.

 

As the information is still being completed for the full 2016-17 financial
year, it is not possible to identify the ‘most expensive trip’ until the
reporting and acquittal processes are completed.

 

In view of the above, this Department does not perform the function for
reporting on ministerial travel, and as such does not hold the information
you have requested.

 

Given the publicly available information, as outlined above, you may wish
to reconsider the scope of your request.  In the event that you wish to 
pursue a request for this data, we suggest that you contact IPEA directly.
 

 

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will consider your
request withdrawn unless you advise otherwise, by COB Friday 18 August
2017.

 

With kind regards

Freedom of Information Section

FOI, Privacy and Records Management Branch

Corporate Division

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

 

E: [DIBP request email]

 

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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From: Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Hello,

I am interested in trips taken by a Minister accompanied by Department staff. Are you able to process the request on that basis?

Yours sincerely,

Jackson Gothe-Snape

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Your email has been received by the Department of Immigration and Border
Protection’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Section. Please note that we
will only action and respond to FOI requests and other matters relating to
the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

 

If your email is a valid FOI request, the Department will contact you
shortly to acknowledge your request.

 

For matters not relating to the Freedom of Information Act 1982, your
email will not be actioned by the FOI Section. As a matter of guidance,
please refer to the information below to assist in the resolution of your
enquiry.

 

General information regarding travelling to Australia

Information for visitors to Australia can be found [1]here.

Information regarding potential visa options can be found [2]here.

 

Queries regarding a current visa application

If your inquiry relates to a specific visa application case, you should
direct your enquiry to the appropriate case officer or processing centre. 
The FOI Section is not the appropriate contact point for your enquiry.

You can use your application ID in ImmiAccount to search and view your
application before it has been decided. Alternatively, you may wish to
contact your nearest Australian Immigration office outside of Australia.
Contact information can be found at
[3]http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/o....

Request for a copy of your Visa Refusal or Visa Grant letter

If you have lost or misplaced correspondence regarding your Visa Refusal
or Visa Grant, or you wish to confirm the authenticity of your Visa
Refusal or Visa Grant, you should contact the office where you lodged your
visa application. 

Details of our offices located around the world can be found [4]here.

 

Queries regarding your current Visa status

You can check your visa details and conditions on the Department’s Visa
Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) portal.  If you do not have the
necessary reference numbers to access the VEVO portal, please refer to the
online VEVO Request for Reference Number form, which is accessible at
[5]https://www.border.gov.au/about/corporat....

 

Refund of Visa fees

If you are seeking a refund of fees associated with your Visa, you should
contact the office where you lodged your visa application.  Details of our
offices located around the world can be found [6]here.

 

Making a Visa application

Registered migration agents are authorised to provide immigration advice
or assistance, including advice regarding the lodgement of visa
applications. Further information on migration agents may be found
[7]here.  Please note that the Department is unable to assist you in this
regard.

 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties in lodging your visa
application through ImmiAccount, you should submit your concerns through
the ImmiAccount Technical Support Form, which is accessible [8]here.

 

Australian Citizenship

If you are seeking evidence of your Australian Citizenship, you should
complete Form 119, which can be found [9]here.  Details on where to send
your completed form may be found on page 8 of the Form.  This form will
not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Information on how to apply for Australian citizenship, information for
Australian citizens and Australian Citizenship Day can be found [10]here.

 

Movement Records/Travel History

If you are seeking evidence of your own travel movements/history you
should complete Form 1359, which can be found [11]here. Details on where
to send your request may be found on page 1 and 2 of the Form. This
request will not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Superannuation – Evidence of Immigration Status

If you are seeking evidence of your own immigration status for
superannuation purposes, you should complete Form 1194, which can be found
[12]here. Details on where to send your completed form may be found on
page 1 of the Form. This request will not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Update Passport Details

Information on how to update your address or passport details can be found
[13]here.

 

Notification of Change in Circumstances

If you have lodged a visa application and your circumstances have changed,
you should submit [14]Form 1022 to the office where you lodged your visa
application. Details of our offices located around the world can be found
[15]here. The FOI Section does not process these forms. 

 

Notification of incorrect answers

If you wish to correct answers that you have provided to the Department
either:

·         in a visa application

·         on a passenger card or

·         in response to a notice given to you by the Department inviting
you to comment on possible non-compliance with an obligation to correct
incorrect information

you should submit [16]Form 1023 to the Department. Details of our offices
located around the world can be found [17]here. The FOI Section does not
process these forms. 

 

Duty Free concessions

Information relating to duty free concessions can be found [18]here.

 

General Enquiries

If you have a question, which has not been answered above, and which is
about visa, citizenship, travel or trade, including bringing goods in and
out of Australia, please refer to our general enquiries web form [19]here.

 

 

Yours Sincerely

FOI Helpdesk

Freedom of Information Section

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Information updated 11 August 2017

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UNCLASSIFIED
Good morning

As advised previously, all information relating to travel expenses for parliamentarian's including the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, is managed by the Department of Finance or the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA). As such, it is unlikely that this Department would hold information regarding travel expenses of the Minister.

The Department would hold information regarding the travel expenses of Departmental staff.

With kind regards
Freedom of Information Section
FOI, Privacy and Records Management Branch
Corporate Division
Department of Immigration and Border Protection

E: [DIBP request email]

UNCLASSIFIED

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From: Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Hello,

Can you please amend my request as follows:

Please provide an itemised summary of all trips booked with your travel provider for 2016-17.

Yours sincerely,

Jackson Gothe-Snape

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Your email has been received by the Department of Immigration and Border
Protection’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Section. Please note that we
will only action and respond to FOI requests and other matters relating to
the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

 

If your email is a valid FOI request, the Department will contact you
shortly to acknowledge your request.

 

For matters not relating to the Freedom of Information Act 1982, your
email will not be actioned by the FOI Section. As a matter of guidance,
please refer to the information below to assist in the resolution of your
enquiry.

 

General information regarding travelling to Australia

Information for visitors to Australia can be found [1]here.

Information regarding potential visa options can be found [2]here.

 

Queries regarding a current visa application

If your inquiry relates to a specific visa application case, you should
direct your enquiry to the appropriate case officer or processing centre. 
The FOI Section is not the appropriate contact point for your enquiry.

You can use your application ID in ImmiAccount to search and view your
application before it has been decided. Alternatively, you may wish to
contact your nearest Australian Immigration office outside of Australia.
Contact information can be found at
[3]http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/o....

Request for a copy of your Visa Refusal or Visa Grant letter

If you have lost or misplaced correspondence regarding your Visa Refusal
or Visa Grant, or you wish to confirm the authenticity of your Visa
Refusal or Visa Grant, you should contact the office where you lodged your
visa application. 

Details of our offices located around the world can be found [4]here.

 

Queries regarding your current Visa status

You can check your visa details and conditions on the Department’s Visa
Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) portal.  If you do not have the
necessary reference numbers to access the VEVO portal, please refer to the
online VEVO Request for Reference Number form, which is accessible at
[5]https://www.border.gov.au/about/corporat....

 

Refund of Visa fees

If you are seeking a refund of fees associated with your Visa, you should
contact the office where you lodged your visa application.  Details of our
offices located around the world can be found [6]here.

 

Making a Visa application

Registered migration agents are authorised to provide immigration advice
or assistance, including advice regarding the lodgement of visa
applications. Further information on migration agents may be found
[7]here.  Please note that the Department is unable to assist you in this
regard.

 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties in lodging your visa
application through ImmiAccount, you should submit your concerns through
the ImmiAccount Technical Support Form, which is accessible [8]here.

 

Australian Citizenship

If you are seeking evidence of your Australian Citizenship, you should
complete Form 119, which can be found [9]here.  Details on where to send
your completed form may be found on page 8 of the Form.  This form will
not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Information on how to apply for Australian citizenship, information for
Australian citizens and Australian Citizenship Day can be found [10]here.

 

Movement Records/Travel History

If you are seeking evidence of your own travel movements/history you
should complete Form 1359, which can be found [11]here. Details on where
to send your request may be found on page 1 and 2 of the Form. This
request will not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Superannuation – Evidence of Immigration Status

If you are seeking evidence of your own immigration status for
superannuation purposes, you should complete Form 1194, which can be found
[12]here. Details on where to send your completed form may be found on
page 1 of the Form. This request will not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Update Passport Details

Information on how to update your address or passport details can be found
[13]here.

 

Notification of Change in Circumstances

If you have lodged a visa application and your circumstances have changed,
you should submit [14]Form 1022 to the office where you lodged your visa
application. Details of our offices located around the world can be found
[15]here. The FOI Section does not process these forms. 

 

Notification of incorrect answers

If you wish to correct answers that you have provided to the Department
either:

·         in a visa application

·         on a passenger card or

·         in response to a notice given to you by the Department inviting
you to comment on possible non-compliance with an obligation to correct
incorrect information

you should submit [16]Form 1023 to the Department. Details of our offices
located around the world can be found [17]here. The FOI Section does not
process these forms. 

 

Duty Free concessions

Information relating to duty free concessions can be found [18]here.

 

General Enquiries

If you have a question, which has not been answered above, and which is
about visa, citizenship, travel or trade, including bringing goods in and
out of Australia, please refer to our general enquiries web form [19]here.

 

 

Yours Sincerely

FOI Helpdesk

Freedom of Information Section

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Information updated 11 August 2017

Important Notice: The content of this email is intended only for use by
the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. If you have received
this email by mistake, please advise the sender and delete the message and
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Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of this information
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DIBP respects your privacy and has obligations under the Privacy Act 1988.
 

Unsolicited commercial emails MUST NOT be sent to the originator of this
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References

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2. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1
3. http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/o...
4. http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/o...
5. https://www.border.gov.au/about/corporat...
6. http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/o...
7. https://www.mara.gov.au/
8. https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Immi...
9. http://www.border.gov.au/Forms/Documents...
10. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Citi
11. http://www.border.gov.au/FormsAndDocumen...
12. http://www.border.gov.au/Forms/Documents...
13. http://www.border.gov.au/Lega/Lega/Form/...
14. http://www.border.gov.au/Forms/Documents...
15. http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/o...
16. http://www.border.gov.au/Forms/Documents...
17. http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/o...
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UNCLASSIFIED
Dear Mr Gothe-Snape

Thank you for your email.

I understand that you wish to request "an itemised summary of all trips booked with your [the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's] travel provider for 2016-17" and based on your original request, this information would relate to travel by the Minister or Assistant Minister. As advised previously, the Department does not hold information regarding travel expenses of the Minister or Assistant Minister. The Department would hold information regarding the travel expenses of Departmental staff.

In the event that your request is now for information on trips by Departmental staff, the Department will consider your request of 8 August 2017 in relation to Ministerial travel as withdrawn. If you wish to register a new request with the Department relating to Departmental staff trips, please submit a new request.

Regards

Freedom of Information Section
Freedom of Information, Privacy & Records Management Branch | Corporate Services Division
Corporate Group
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
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From: Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Hello,

Please amend my request to cover travel by Departmental staff as you suggest.

Yours sincerely,

Jackson Gothe-Snape

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Your email has been received by the Department of Immigration and Border
Protection’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Section. Please note that we
will only action and respond to FOI requests and other matters relating to
the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

 

If your email is a valid FOI request, the Department will contact you
shortly to acknowledge your request.

 

For matters not relating to the Freedom of Information Act 1982, your
email will not be actioned by the FOI Section. As a matter of guidance,
please refer to the information below to assist in the resolution of your
enquiry.

 

General information regarding travelling to Australia

Information for visitors to Australia can be found [1]here.

Information regarding potential visa options can be found [2]here.

 

Queries regarding a current visa application

If your inquiry relates to a specific visa application case, you should
direct your enquiry to the appropriate case officer or processing centre. 
The FOI Section is not the appropriate contact point for your enquiry.

You can use your application ID in ImmiAccount to search and view your
application before it has been decided. Alternatively, you may wish to
contact your nearest Australian Immigration office outside of Australia.
Contact information can be found at
[3]http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/o....

Request for a copy of your Visa Refusal or Visa Grant letter

If you have lost or misplaced correspondence regarding your Visa Refusal
or Visa Grant, or you wish to confirm the authenticity of your Visa
Refusal or Visa Grant, you should contact the office where you lodged your
visa application. 

Details of our offices located around the world can be found [4]here.

 

Queries regarding your current Visa status

You can check your visa details and conditions on the Department’s Visa
Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) portal.  If you do not have the
necessary reference numbers to access the VEVO portal, please refer to the
online VEVO Request for Reference Number form, which is accessible at
[5]https://www.border.gov.au/about/corporat....

 

Refund of Visa fees

If you are seeking a refund of fees associated with your Visa, you should
contact the office where you lodged your visa application.  Details of our
offices located around the world can be found [6]here.

 

Making a Visa application

Registered migration agents are authorised to provide immigration advice
or assistance, including advice regarding the lodgement of visa
applications. Further information on migration agents may be found
[7]here.  Please note that the Department is unable to assist you in this
regard.

 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties in lodging your visa
application through ImmiAccount, you should submit your concerns through
the ImmiAccount Technical Support Form, which is accessible [8]here.

 

Australian Citizenship

If you are seeking evidence of your Australian Citizenship, you should
complete Form 119, which can be found [9]here.  Details on where to send
your completed form may be found on page 8 of the Form.  This form will
not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Information on how to apply for Australian citizenship, information for
Australian citizens and Australian Citizenship Day can be found [10]here.

 

Movement Records/Travel History

If you are seeking evidence of your own travel movements/history you
should complete Form 1359, which can be found [11]here. Details on where
to send your request may be found on page 1 and 2 of the Form. This
request will not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Gothe-Snape

 

Thank you for confirming the Department's approach to assisting you with
this matter.

 

Your request relating to travel and other related expenses by a Minister
or Assistant Minister and received by the Department on 8 August 2017 is
withdrawn. This request is now closed.

 

I now understand that you are interested in making a new FOI request as
follows:

"An itemised summary of all trips by Departmental staff booked by the
Department's travel provider(s) for 2016-17."

 

By not referring to any specific person, this new request would cover an
itemised summary of every trip, for every employee, that was booked by the
Department through any of its multiple travel provider in the 2016/17 FY.
In it its current terms this would potentially cover a large amount of
data and may be too voluminous for the Department to process.

 

You may therefore wish to limit your request to the following:

”The total spend on trips (domestic and international) undertaken by the
Department’s Senior Executive Staff booked through the Department’s travel
provider(s) for the 2016/17 FY.”

 

Should you confirm this as the scope of your new request, the Department
will register your new request upon your confirmation.

 

Grateful for your advice.

 

Regards

 

 

Freedom of Information Section
Freedom of Information, Privacy & Records Management Branch | Corporate
Services Division
Corporate Group
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
E: [1][DIBP request email]

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Hello,

I have just checked this again and noticed you were seeking confirmation of the scope. Please carry on with the amended scope.

Yours sincerely,

Jackson Gothe-Snape

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UNCLASSIFIED

In reply please quote:

FOI Request:       FA 17/10/01208 

File Number:       ADF2017/114925

Dear Mr Gothe-Snape

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 30 October 2017 seeking access
to documents held by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection
(the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

You have requested access to the following:

"The total spend on trips (domestic and international) undertaken by the 
Department’s Senior Executive Staff booked through the Department’s travel
provider(s) for the 2016/17 FY.”

Your request was received by the Department on 30 October 2017 and has
been allocated FOI request number FA 17/10/01208. Please include your FOI
request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information
Section. 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

The statutory timeframe for processing a request is 30 days from the date
upon which your application was received by the Department.

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it that you agree to that information being excluded from the scope of
your request.

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FOI, Privacy and Records Management Branch

Corporate Services Division

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

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Dear Mr Gothe-Snape

 

I am writing to you seeking clarification around the scope of the FOI
request where you are seeking access to the following documents:

"The total spend on trips (domestic and international) undertaken by
the Department’s Senior Executive Staff booked through the Department’s
travel provider(s) for the 2016/17 FY.”

 

Where you refer to “Senior Executive Staff” (SES), the Department
interprets your request to be for information only on substantive SES
officers and will exclude acting SES officers (that is, those who are
substantive Executive Level (EL) officers but who may have acted as an SES
officer either on a short term or long term basis).  Can you please advise
whether you have any concerns with this approach?

 

Request for extension of time

The current due date for your request is Wednesday 29 November 2017.  Due
to the number of requests currently being processed by our office, we will
not be able to finalise your request by the original due date. 

 

The Department seeks your agreement under s.15AA of the FOI Act to extend
the timeframe for the processing of your request by 30 days. 

 

It would assist the Department in managing its FOI caseload if you could
provide a response to this request by close of business, Friday 17
November 2017.

 

Looking forward to your response.

 

Thank you.

 

Kind Regards

FOI Officer

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Support Division

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Hello,

Yes the extension of time is acceptable.

Yours sincerely,

Jackson Gothe-Snape

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UNCLASSIFIED

Our references: FA 17/08/00593; ADF2017/87224

 

Dear Mr Gothe-Snape

 

I am writing to give you a progress update on your FOI request seeking
access to:

 

Budgets, menus, expenses, invoices, receipts, credit card statements and
reimbursements for the most expensive event attended by a Minister or
Assistant Minister in 2016-17.

 

This email is to confirm that I am still in consultation with the relevant
business area regarding your request.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Freedom of Information Officer | Freedom of Information Section

Freedom of Information, Privacy and Records Management Branch | Corporate
Services Division

Corporate Group

Department of Home Affairs

 

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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Our references: FA 17/10/01208; ADF2017/114925

 

Dear Mr Gothe-Snape,

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 30 October 2017, seeking access
to the following:

 

 “The total spend on trips (domestic and international) undertaken by the
Departmental Senior Executive Staff booked through the Departmental travel
provider(s) for the
  2016/17 FY”.

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please see attached
the signed decision letter and document released under the FOI Act.    

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Section

Freedom of Information, Privacy & Records Management Branch

Productivity and Compliance Division

Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs

Email: [1][email address]

 

 

 

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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Gothe-Snape

 

FOI request FA 17/10/01208

 

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 30 October 2017, seeking access to
the following:

'"The total spend on trips (domestic and international) undertaken by the 
Department’s Senior Executive Staff booked through the Department’s travel
provider(s) for the 2016/17 FY.”.'

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please find attached
the decision record and documents released under the FOI Act.

 

This request has now been closed.

 

 

FOI Officer

Freedom of Information Section

Department of Home Affairs
E: [1][email address]

 

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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UNCLASSIFIED

Our references: FA 17/08/00593; ADF2017/87224

 

Dear Mr Gothe-Snape

 

Given that your request is almost a year overdue, I would be grateful if
you could please advise whether you still wish to proceed with your FOI
request?

 

Please respond by 8 August 2018. If you do not respond by this date the
Department will deem your request withdrawn.

 

Regards

 

 

Freedom of Information officer

Freedom of Information and Records Management Branch 

Productivity and Compliance Division

Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs

E: [1][email address]

 

 

UNCLASSIFIED

 

From: FOI
Sent: Tuesday, 10 April 2018 12:36 PM
To: [FOI #3785 email]
Subject: FOI Request Update – FA 17/08/00593 [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

UNCLASSIFIED

Our references: FA 17/08/00593; ADF2017/87224

 

Dear Mr Gothe-Snape

 

I am writing to give you a progress update on your FOI request seeking
access to:

 

Budgets, menus, expenses, invoices, receipts, credit card statements and
reimbursements for the most expensive event attended by a Minister or
Assistant Minister in 2016-17.

 

This email is to confirm that I am still in consultation with the relevant
business area regarding your request.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Freedom of Information Officer | Freedom of Information Section

Freedom of Information, Privacy and Records Management Branch | Corporate
Services Division

Corporate Group

Department of Home Affairs

 

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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Hello. Please withdraw this request.

Yours sincerely,

Jackson Gothe-Snape

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