Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in NSW,QLD, NT Station Cells in The Last Decade

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Dear Attorney-General's Department,

This is a request for documents under the freedom of Information
Act.

This is a request for documents under the Freedom of Information
Act. I hereby request access to documents relating to the average
number of deaths of Aboriginals in NSW, QLD and NT police cells in the last
decade.

Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter by e-mail and advise
me of any time delay I may experience in your processing this FOI
request.

Yours faithfully,

Ben

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Dear Ben

Freedom of Information Request FOI 16/032

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act) for access to documents relating to  Aboriginal deaths in custody. I
have taken your request to be for:

                              ‘access to documents relating to the average
number of deaths of Aboriginals in NSW, QLD and NT police cells in the
last decade.’

 

If you disagree with this interpretation of your request, please let me
know as soon as possible.

We received your request on 29 February 2016 and the 30 day statutory
period for processing your request commenced from the day after that date.
You should therefore expect a decision from us by 31 March 2016. The
period of 30 days may be extended if we need to consult third parties or
for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

It is the usual practice of the department to not disclose the names and
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documents you have requested.

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If you have any questions, please contact Alex, the FOI case manager by
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Yours sincerely,

 

Alex | FOI Case Manager

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel

Australian Government Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National
Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
T: +61 (2) 6141 6666  E: [3][AGD request email]

 

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FOI 16/032

 

Dear Ben

Transfer of freedom of information request to another agency.

 

I refer to your request for access to documents relating to  Aboriginal
deaths in custody under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

I am writing to tell you that I have transferred your request to the
Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC). Under section 16(1) of the FOI
Act, I am able to transfer a request if the subject matter of the document
is more closely connected with the functions of another agency.
Accordingly, on 11 March 2016 I transferred your request to the AIC whose
functions are more closely connected to the subject area. 

We received your request on 29 February 2016 and the 30 day statutory
period for processing your request commenced from the day after that date.
AIC will treat your request as though it received it the same day that we
did.  You should therefore expect a decision from the AIC by 31 March
2016.  The period of 30 days may be extended if AIC needs to consult third
parties or for other reasons.  They will advise you if this happens.

If you want to contact the AIC in relation to your request please email
the FOI Coordinator at [1][email address] who will coordinate
the processing of your request.

Yours sincerely

 

 

Alex | FOI Case Manager

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel

Australian Government Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National
Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
T: +61 (2) 6141 6666  E: [2][AGD request email]

 

 

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Privacy Collection Notice

When you make a request for documents or an inquiry about privacy matters,
the Attorney-General s Department will only collect your personal
information where it is reasonably necessary for, or directly related to,
our functions under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 or the Privacy Act
1988. We may collect your name, email address and telephone number so that
we can contact you about your request under the Freedom of Information Act
for access to documents or access to, or correction of, personal
information; or a complaint you have made or your request for access to,
or correction of, personal information under the Privacy Act. If your
request concerns your personal information, we will collect the minimum
amount of evidence necessary to verify your identity. The handling of your
personal information is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 and our privacy
policy is available at http://www.ag.gov.au/Pages/Privacystatem....
If you have an enquiry or complaint about your privacy, please contact the
Privacy Contact Officer on 02 6141 2660 or via e-mail [email address].

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From: Rick Brown

Dear Ben

 

Following your request for information under the Freedom of Information
Act I am pleased to inform you that the information you requested has been
uploaded to the AIC website and can found at the link below:

 

[1]http://aic.gov.au/about_aic/corporate%20...

 

Best wishes

 

Dr Rick Brown | Deputy Director

Australian Institute of Criminology  GPO Box 1936 Canberra ACT 2601

+ tel +61 2 6243 6984   + mob  0409 789 864    [2]+ [email address]
 + [3]www.aic.gov.au

Australia's national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice

 

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Henare Degan left an annotation ()

Weird that the authority didn't just email the document but instead provided a link to the disclosure log.

Here's a direct link to the PDF on the disclosure log: http://aic.gov.au/media_library/aic/foi/...

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