27 September 2018
Mr A Hirsch BY EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
In reply please quote:
Dear Mr Hirsch
I refer to your request dated 3 September 2018 for access to documents held by the
Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act
(the FOI Act).
The Department has identified one document that falls within the scope of your request.
This document contains information that an organisation or undertaking might
reasonably wish to make an exemption contention because of business information
within the document.
The Department must not decide to give access to the business affairs information
unless the third party about whom that information relates has been given a reasonable
opportunity to make submissions in support of the exemption contention.
The Department intends to consult third parties prior to making a decision on access to
the document under section 27 of the FOI Act. As a result, the timeframe for processing
this request has been extended by 30 days in accordance with subsection 15(6) of the
If you wish to discuss the matter with me directly, please do not hesitate to contact me
FOI Officer | Freedom of Information Section
FOI and Records Management Branch
Productivity and Compliance Division | Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs
6 Chan Street Belconnen ACT 2617
PO Box 25 Belconnen ACT 2616 • Telephone: 02 6264 1111 • Fax: 02 6225 6970 • www.homeaffairs.gov.au