Agreements between AFP and Indonesian National Police on people smuggling 2000 to 2007

Asher Hirsch made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Federal Police

The request was refused by Australian Federal Police.

From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear Australian Federal Police,

Under Freedom of Information I request any available documents detailing the agreements between the Australian Federal Police and the Indonesian National Police. This may include Memorandum of Understandings, agreements and communications between the two agencies.

Please limit this request to documents between 2000 and 2007.

Please further limit the request to only agreements concerning people smuggling, refugees, asylum seekers and irregular or illegal migrants.

Yours faithfully,

Asher Hirsch

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Dear Asher

 

I refer to your applications dated 19 April 2018, in which you seek access
to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) in the
following terms:

 

“Under Freedom of Information I request any available documents detailing
the agreements between the Australian Federal Police and the Indonesian
National Police. This may include Memorandum of Understandings, agreements
and communications between the two agencies.

 

Please limit this request to documents between 2000 and 2007.

 

Please further limit the request to only agreements concerning people
smuggling, refugees, asylum seekers and irregular or illegal migrants.

 

Under Freedom of Information I request any available documents detailing
the agreements between the Australian Federal Police and the Indonesian
National Police. This may include Memorandum of Understandings, agreements
and communications between the two agencies.

 

Please limit this request to documents between 2008 and 2018.

 

Please further limit the request to only agreements concerning people
smuggling, refugees, asylum seekers and irregular or illegal migrants.”

 

The Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police, being the Principal
Officer has authorised me under Section 23 of the Act to make decisions on
behalf of the AFP in respect of the Act.

 

Pursuant to Section 24(2) of the Act, I have decided that your
applications will be treated as a single application, as your two
applications relate to documents, the subject matter of which is
substantially the same apart from the date range.

 

Your request was received by this agency on 19 April 2018 and the 30 day
statutory period for processing your request commenced from that date. 
The due date for a response is 19 May 2018.

 

You will be notified of any charges in accordance with the Freedom of
Information (Fees and Charges) Regulations, should they apply, in relation
to your request as soon as practicable. 

 

Information Publication Scheme

 

Please be advised that in accordance with section 8(2) of the Act, an
agency is required to publish information on their website following the
notification of a decision in respect of a freedom of information
request. 

 

The requirement to publish information released under FOI reinforces the
objectives of the FOI Act to promote a pro-disclosure culture across
government and to increase recognition that information held by government
is a national resource. 

 

Exceptions to the requirement to publish information would apply to
personal information and information concerning the business affairs of a
person if it was considered ‘unreasonable’ to do so. 

Details of the decision may be published in a Disclosure Log which can be
found at
[1]http://www.afp.gov.au/about-the-afp/info....

 

If, however, after noting the above, you wish to raise any concerns about
the publication of information concerning your request prior to the
notification of a decision, please advise this office in writing before 19
May 2018.

 

Regards

 

 

JACQUELINE ELLERY
PRINCIPAL FOI OFFICER/TEAM LEADER, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL

Tel +61(0) 2 6131 6131

[2]www.afp.gov.au
[3]Australian Federal Police

 

 

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear FOI,

Please can you give me an update on this request. I note it is overdue.

Yours sincerely,

Asher Hirsch

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Dear Mr Asher Hirsch,

 

Please refer to the attached correspondence in relation to your Freedom of
Information request.

 

Kind regards,

 

TANYA (AFP14692)
FOI TEAM MEMBER

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL

Tel +61(0) 2 61316131

 

I am unavailable Fridays.
[1]Australian Federal Police

 

 

 

 

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your email.

Please can you further limit this request to only final versions of MOUs and agreements.

Please let me know if that will address the concerns you have raised.

Yours sincerely,

Asher Hirsch

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Thank you for your email.

Please note that this is an automated response to confirm that your email was sent to the Australian Federal Police Freedom of Information (FOI) inbox.

This FOI inbox is monitored between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays and the period from 27-31 December.

If you wish to lodge a request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), please ensure that your request is in writing, states that it is an application for the purposes of the FOI Act and provides sufficient detail describing the documents you wish to access.

If you are requesting personal information about yourself then please ensure you enclose a copy of your photographic identification.

Further details on how to make a valid FOI request can be found on the Australian Federal Police’s website at: http://www.afp.gov.au/about-the-afp/foi-...

The Australian Federal Police will acknowledge your request in accordance with the legislative requirements of the Act.

The FOI Team can be contacted on 02 6131 6131

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear FOI,

Please can you provide an update on this request. I note it is overdue.

Yours sincerely,

Asher Hirsch

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From: FOI
Australian Federal Police

Thank you for your email.

Please note that this is an automated response to confirm that your email was sent to the Australian Federal Police Freedom of Information (FOI) inbox.

This FOI inbox is monitored between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays and the period from 27-31 December.

If you wish to lodge a request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), please ensure that your request is in writing, states that it is an application for the purposes of the FOI Act and provides sufficient detail describing the documents you wish to access.

If you are requesting personal information about yourself then please ensure you enclose a copy of your photographic identification.

Further details on how to make a valid FOI request can be found on the Australian Federal Police’s website at: http://www.afp.gov.au/about-the-afp/foi-...

The Australian Federal Police will acknowledge your request in accordance with the legislative requirements of the Act.

The FOI Team can be contacted on 02 6131 6131

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Dear Mr Hirsch,

I do apologise that your request is overdue. We have experienced delays due to the significant volume of applications we are currently processing, and the requirement to undertake further enquiries with the line areas to ensure all relevant documents are located in relation to your request (CRM 2018/574).

We are currently determining whether we can satisfy your request, based on the revised scope that you proposed last month. We expect to provide you with a decision by the end of this month at the latest.

Please do not hesitate to contact this office should you wish to discuss.

Kind regards,

KATHERINE (AFP 22948)
FOI OFFICER
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO
AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE

Tel +61(0) 2 6131 6131
www.afp.gov.au

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear FOI,

Can you please provide an update on this request?

Yours sincerely,

Asher Hirsch

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Australian Federal Police

Thank you for your email.

Please note that this is an automated response to confirm that your email was sent to the Australian Federal Police Freedom of Information (FOI) inbox.

This FOI inbox is monitored between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays and the period from 27-31 December.

If you wish to lodge a request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), please ensure that your request is in writing, states that it is an application for the purposes of the FOI Act and provides sufficient detail describing the documents you wish to access.

If you are requesting personal information about yourself then please ensure you enclose a copy of your photographic identification.

Further details on how to make a valid FOI request can be found on the Australian Federal Police’s website at: http://www.afp.gov.au/about-the-afp/foi-...

The Australian Federal Police will acknowledge your request in accordance with the legislative requirements of the Act.

The FOI Team can be contacted on 02 6131 6131

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Good morning Mr Hirsch,

I do apologise for the additional delay. I expect our decision will be signed off and delivered to you this week.

Kind regards,

KATHERINE (AFP 22948)
FOI OFFICER
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO
AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE

Tel +61(0) 2 6131 6131
www.afp.gov.au

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Good morning Mr Hirsch,

 

Please find attached the decision in relation to your Freedom of
Information Request (CRM 2018/574).  I do apologise again for the delay.

 

Kind regards,

 

KATHERINE (AFP22948)
FOI OFFICER
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 6131 6131
[1]www.afp.gov.au
[2]Australian Federal Police

 

UNCLASSIFIED

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