All documents relating to special purposes prohibited importation 096IP/2017

Dave Everett made this Freedom of Information request to Attorney-General's Department

The request was partially successful.

From: Dave Everett

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Dear Attorney-General's Department,
I would like to obtain all documents pertaining to the Special Purposes prohibited importation authority granted as 096IP/2017.

This will help me better understand the process so I can ensure the right information is available for subsequent applications to make the process as smooth as possible.

Yours faithfully,
Dave Everett

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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Everett

Freedom of Information Request FOI17/102

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act) for access to documents pertaining to the Special Purposes prohibited
importation authority, specifically the following:

        all documents pertaining to the Special Purposes prohibited
importation authority granted as 096IP/2017.

I note that your application relates to a particular application to import
firearms and/or firearm-related articles under the Customs (Prohibited
Imports) Regulations 1956. It is likely that this information is sensitive
information to the applicant and therefore unlikely it will be able to be
released to you.

However, if you require information about how to import firearms or
firearm-related articles, you can find that information online at:
[1]https://www.ag.gov.au/LegalSystem/Firear... or by
calling the Firearms Team directly on (02) 6141 2730 between 10-12:30 or
1:30-4pm Monday to Friday.

Accordingly, if you would like to withdraw your request could you please
advise me by return e-mail.

In the event that you wish to proceed with this request I have provided
some additional information below which forms part of the department’s FOI
acknowledgment notification.

We received your request on 27 May 2017 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 26 June 2017. 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
contact details of junior officers of the department and other government
agencies, where that personal information is contained in documents within
the scope of a request.  The names and contact details of senior officers
will generally be disclosed.  We will take it that you agree to the
removal of junior officers’ personal information unless you advise that
you would like us to consider releasing that information as part of the
documents you have requested.

Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
published online on our disclosure log
[2]http://www.ag.gov.au/RightsAndProtection...,
subject to certain exceptions. (For example, personal information will not
be published where this would be unreasonable.)

We will contact you using the email address you provided. Please advise if
you would prefer us to use an alternative means of contact.

If you have any questions, please contact [3][AGD request email].

Yours sincerely

                      

 

Alex | FOI Case Manager

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Strategy and Delivery

Australian Government Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National
Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
T: +61 (02) 6141 6666  E: [4][AGD request email]

 

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From: Dave Everett

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Dear FOI Requests,

Thank you for your response. The application to import was made on my behalf for a local TV production. I am listed in the original request and the firearms are currently being stored in my secure storage. The applicant, applied on my behalf and directly to me and any sensitive information is information I provided myself.

I happily agree to withholding junior officers names.

Yours sincerely,

Dave Everett

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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Everett,

Freedom of Information Request no. FOI17/102 - Third party consultation
notice

 

I refer to your request for access to documents related to the Special
Purposes prohibited importation authority granted as 096IP/2017 under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).  As your request covers
documents which contain information concerning the business, commercial or
financial affairs of an organisation, or a person’s business or
professional affairs the Department is required to consult with the person
or organisation concerned (the applicant) (under section 27 of the FOI
Act) before making a decision on the release of those documents.

For this reason the period for processing your request has been extended
by 30 days in order to allow the Department time to consult with the
applicant (section 15(6) of the FOI Act). The processing period for your
request will now end on 8 July 2017.

I note that in your e-mail of 6 June 2017 you advised that you have been
closely associated with the application process. However, the application
was submitted by someone else. Could you please advise whether you consent
to the Department providing your identity to the applicant as the person
who has made the FOI request.  In the event that you do not agree, we will
consult with the applicant without disclosing your identity.

The consultation mechanism under section 27 applies when we believe the
person or organisation concerned may wish to contend that the requested
documents are exempt because their release would disclose trade secrets or
commercially valuable information or may adversely affect their business
or financial affairs. We will take into account any comments we receive
from the applicant but the final decision about whether to grant you
access to the documents you requested rests with this Department.

More information about exemptions under the FOI Act is available in Fact
Sheet 8 on the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s
website:
[1]http://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-inform....

Yours sincerely

 

 

Alex | FOI Case Manager

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Strategy and Delivery

Australian Government Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National
Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
T: +61 (02) 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
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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Everett,

 

I do apologise but I have made an error in calculating the new due date on
your request. The processing period for your request will now end on 26
July 2017.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Alex | FOI Case Manager

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Strategy and Delivery

Australian Government Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National
Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
T: +61 (02) 6141 6666  E: [1][AGD request email]

 

 

 

From: FOI Requests
Sent: Thursday, 8 June 2017 1:46 PM
To: Dave Everett
Cc: FOI Requests
Subject: Freedom of Information Request no. FOI17/102 - Third party
consultation notice [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Everett,

Freedom of Information Request no. FOI17/102 - Third party consultation
notice

 

I refer to your request for access to documents related to the Special
Purposes prohibited importation authority granted as 096IP/2017 under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).  As your request covers
documents which contain information concerning the business, commercial or
financial affairs of an organisation, or a person’s business or
professional affairs the Department is required to consult with the person
or organisation concerned (the applicant) (under section 27 of the FOI
Act) before making a decision on the release of those documents.

For this reason the period for processing your request has been extended
by 30 days in order to allow the Department time to consult with the
applicant (section 15(6) of the FOI Act). The processing period for your
request will now end on 8 July 2017.

I note that in your e-mail of 6 June 2017 you advised that you have been
closely associated with the application process. However, the application
was submitted by someone else. Could you please advise whether you consent
to the Department providing your identity to the applicant as the person
who has made the FOI request.  In the event that you do not agree, we will
consult with the applicant without disclosing your identity.

The consultation mechanism under section 27 applies when we believe the
person or organisation concerned may wish to contend that the requested
documents are exempt because their release would disclose trade secrets or
commercially valuable information or may adversely affect their business
or financial affairs. We will take into account any comments we receive
from the applicant but the final decision about whether to grant you
access to the documents you requested rests with this Department.

More information about exemptions under the FOI Act is available in Fact
Sheet 8 on the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s
website:
[2]http://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-inform....

Yours sincerely

 

 

Alex | FOI Case Manager

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Strategy and Delivery

Australian Government Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National
Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
T: +61 (02) 6141 6666  E: [3][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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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Everett,

 

I wanted to follow up on my e-mail below advising you of the department’s
intended consultation with the third party in relation to your FOI
request, FOI17/102.

 

Could you please advise whether you consent to the Department providing
your identity to the applicant as the person who has made the FOI request.
 In the event that you do not agree, we will consult with the applicant
without disclosing your identity.

 

Your sincerely

 

 

Alex | FOI Case Manager

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Strategy and Delivery

Australian Government Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National
Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
T: +61 (02) 6141 6666  E: [1][AGD request email]

 

 

 

From: FOI Requests
Sent: Thursday, 8 June 2017 1:54 PM
To: Dave Everett
Cc: FOI Requests
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information Request no. FOI17/102 - Third party
consultation notice [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Everett,

 

I do apologise but I have made an error in calculating the new due date on
your request. The processing period for your request will now end on 26
July 2017.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Alex | FOI Case Manager

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Strategy and Delivery

Australian Government Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National
Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
T: +61 (02) 6141 6666  E: [2][AGD request email]

 

 

 

From: FOI Requests
Sent: Thursday, 8 June 2017 1:46 PM
To: Dave Everett
Cc: FOI Requests
Subject: Freedom of Information Request no. FOI17/102 - Third party
consultation notice [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Everett,

Freedom of Information Request no. FOI17/102 - Third party consultation
notice

 

I refer to your request for access to documents related to the Special
Purposes prohibited importation authority granted as 096IP/2017 under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).  As your request covers
documents which contain information concerning the business, commercial or
financial affairs of an organisation, or a person’s business or
professional affairs the Department is required to consult with the person
or organisation concerned (the applicant) (under section 27 of the FOI
Act) before making a decision on the release of those documents.

For this reason the period for processing your request has been extended
by 30 days in order to allow the Department time to consult with the
applicant (section 15(6) of the FOI Act). The processing period for your
request will now end on 8 July 2017.

I note that in your e-mail of 6 June 2017 you advised that you have been
closely associated with the application process. However, the application
was submitted by someone else. Could you please advise whether you consent
to the Department providing your identity to the applicant as the person
who has made the FOI request.  In the event that you do not agree, we will
consult with the applicant without disclosing your identity.

The consultation mechanism under section 27 applies when we believe the
person or organisation concerned may wish to contend that the requested
documents are exempt because their release would disclose trade secrets or
commercially valuable information or may adversely affect their business
or financial affairs. We will take into account any comments we receive
from the applicant but the final decision about whether to grant you
access to the documents you requested rests with this Department.

More information about exemptions under the FOI Act is available in Fact
Sheet 8 on the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s
website:
[3]http://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-inform....

Yours sincerely

 

 

Alex | FOI Case Manager

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Strategy and Delivery

Australian Government Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National
Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
T: +61 (02) 6141 6666  E: [4][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: Dave Everett

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Dear FOI Requests,

I am happy for you to disclose my details to the original applicant. Tad is aware of the request, I also spoke to him recently to advise him he would receive a message from you.

Yours sincerely,

Dave Everett

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From: Dave Everett

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Dear FOI Requests,
I consent to providing my identity to the applicant.

Yours sincerely,

Dave Everett

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Attorney-General's Department

UNCLASSIFIED
Dear Mr Everett

Thank you very much for letting us know.

The department has also identified a number of additional documents relating to its communications with additional third parties including state and territory agencies, which currently form part of the scope of your request.

Could you please advise whether you are interested in obtaining access to these documents, or whether you agree to exclude them from the scope of your request.

Excluding these documents from the scope of your request will eliminate the requirement to conduct additional consultations. Decreasing the amount of documents in scope of your request will also decrease the amount of FOI processing charges that may be issued during the processing of your request.

Yours sincerely

Alex

Alex | FOI Case Manager
Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Strategy and Delivery Australian Government Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
T: +61 (02) 6141 6666  E: [AGD request email]

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From: Dave Everett

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Dear FOI Requests,

I would be interested in receiving all documentation, so please extend this to other communications.

Yours sincerely,

Dave Everett

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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Everett,

 

Please find attached the charges notice in relation to your Freedom of
Information request FOI17/102.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Alex | FOI Case Manager

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Strategy and Delivery

Australian Government Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National
Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
T: +61 (02) 6141 6666  E: [1][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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