Analysis of Child Asylum seekers in Nauru

Eleanor Davey made this Freedom of Information request to Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The request was refused by Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

From: Eleanor Davey

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I would like to make an application under the Commonwealth Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) for the document entitled 'Child Asylum Seekers in Nauru', sent by Save the Children Australia to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 3 May 2016.

If this has already been released under a previous FOI request I would be grateful if you could indicate where I can access it. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Eleanor Davey

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OFFICIAL
 
FOI/2020/137
 
Dear Ms Davey
 
I refer to your email dated 26 May 2020, received by the Department of the
Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department), in which you made a request
to the Department under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act)
in the following terms:
 
I would like to make an application under the Commonwealth Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the Act) for the document entitled 'Child Asylum
Seekers in Nauru', sent by Save the Children Australia to Prime Minister
Malcolm Turnbull on 3 May 2016. 
 
Timeframe for receiving your decision
 
We received your request on 26 May 2020 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 25 June 2020. The period of
30 days may be extended in certain circumstances. We will advise you if
there is any extension of time.
 
Charges
 
Agencies may decide that an applicant is liable to pay a charge in respect
of a request for access to documents. If the Department decides that you
are liable to pay a charge, we will send you a preliminary assessment of
the charge as soon as possible.
 
Publication of documents
 
Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
published online on our disclosure log at
[1]https://www.pmc.gov.au/government/depart...
subject to certain exceptions. If you think you might wish to raise any
objections to the publication of any of the information which may be
released to you please contact us by email at [2][DPMC request email]. If you do
wish to object to the publication of information, you would need to
provide supporting reasons.
 
Exclusion of officers’ names and contact details
 
For documents that fall within scope of the request, it is the
Department’s policy to withhold:
•       any person’s signature;
•       the names and contact details of Australian Public Service
officers not in the Senior Executive Service (SES);
•       the mobile or direct numbers of SES officers;
•       the names and contact details of Ministerial staff at a level
below Chief of Staff.
 
The names and other details of SES officers will not be withheld unless
there is some reason for that information to be exempt from release. If
you require signatures, the names and contact details of non-SES officers
or Ministerial staff below the level of Chief of Staff, or the mobile or
direct numbers of SES officers please let us know at [DPMC request email] so the
decision-maker may consider; otherwise we will take it that you agree to
that information being excluded from the scope of your request (that is,
the information will be treated as irrelevant and redacted from any
documents for release).
 
We will write again when the Department has more information.  Further
information on FOI processing can be found at the website of the Office of
the Australian Information Commissioner
[3]https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-infor....
 
Yours sincerely
 
FOI Adviser
FOI and Privacy | Legal Policy Branch
Government Division
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
p. +61 2 6271 5849
e. [4][DPMC request email] |
[5]www.dpmc.gov.au
PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600
 
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OFFICIAL
 
Dear Ms Davey
 
I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI
Act) for the following:
 
        I would like to make an application under the Commonwealth Freedom
of Information Act 1982 (the Act) for the document entitled 'Child Asylum
Seekers     in       Nauru', sent by Save the Children Australia to Prime
Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 3 May 2016.
 
Your request has been transferred to the Department of Home Affairs under
section 16 of the FOI Act. The Department of Home Affairs will be in
contact regarding this request. The email address for the Department of
Home Affairs is: [email address].
 
Kind regards
 
FOI Adviser
FOI and Privacy | Legal Policy Branch
Government Division
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
p. +61 2 6271 5849
e. [1][DPMC request email] |
[2]www.dpmc.gov.au
PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600
 
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UNCLASSIFIED

In reply please quote:

FOI Request:         FA 20/06/00707

File Number:          OBJ2020/19862 

Dear Ms Davey,

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 26 May 2020 seeking access to
documents held by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health
Organisation ([1]link). As the Department focuses its efforts on managing
the impact of COVID-19 on its critical services and employees, other
non-critical services may not be delivered within expected timeframes. We
apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this
period.

Scope of request

You have requested access to the following:

The document entitled 'Child Asylum Seekers in Nauru', sent by Save the
Children Australia to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 3 May 2016.

The subject matter of the documents requested by you is more closely
connected with the functions of the Department of Home Affairs (the
Department) than the functions of the Department of the Prime Minister and
Cabinet. As such, your request was transferred to the Department on
16 June 2020 under section 16 of the FOI Act.

Your request was received on 26 May 2020 and has been allocated FOI
request number FA 20/06/00707 . 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.

 

Your review rights in relation to your request are available on the
website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner [2]here.

 

Duplicate documents

 

If the FOI decision-maker deems a document to be a duplicate, they will
not assess those pages as part of your FOI request. This means that if a
there is a decision to release the document to you, you will receive only
one copy, even if multiple copies of that document exists.

Contacting the FOI Section

 

Should you wish to discuss your request you may contact the FOI Section at
[email address].

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

FOI Officer

Freedom of Information

FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division

Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs | Email: [email address]

 

 

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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
attachments immediately.  This email, including attachments, may contain
confidential, sensitive, legally privileged and/or copyright information.
 

Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of this information
by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. 
The Department of Home Affairs and ABF respect your privacy and have
obligations under the Privacy Act 1988.  

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

Good morning,

I refer to your request received on 26 May 2020 for access to documents
under the FOI Act.

The current due date for your request is 25 June 2020. 

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 section 15AA of the FOI Act to
extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 30 days.  This
would extend the due date for your request to 25 July 2020.

It would assist the Department in managing its FOI caseload if you could
provide a response to this request by close of business, Friday 26 June
2020.

If you wish to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to
contact the FOI section on the details below.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

FOI Officer

Freedom of Information

FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division

Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs | Email: [email address]

 

 

From: FOI
Sent: Wednesday, 17 June 2020 2:19 PM
To: '[FOI #6360 email]'
<[FOI #6360 email]>
Subject: HPRM: Acknowledgement – FOI request FA 20/06/00707
[SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

UNCLASSIFIED

In reply please quote:

FOI Request:         FA 20/06/00707

File Number:          OBJ2020/19862 

Dear Ms Davey,

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 26 May 2020 seeking access to
documents held by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health
Organisation ([1]link). As the Department focuses its efforts on managing
the impact of COVID-19 on its critical services and employees, other
non-critical services may not be delivered within expected timeframes. We
apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this
period.

Scope of request

You have requested access to the following:

The document entitled 'Child Asylum Seekers in Nauru', sent by Save the
Children Australia to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 3 May 2016.

The subject matter of the documents requested by you is more closely
connected with the functions of the Department of Home Affairs (the
Department) than the functions of the Department of the Prime Minister and
Cabinet. As such, your request was transferred to the Department on
16 June 2020 under section 16 of the FOI Act.

Your request was received on 26 May 2020 and has been allocated FOI
request number FA 20/06/00707 . 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.

 

Your review rights in relation to your request are available on the
website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner [2]here.

 

Duplicate documents

 

If the FOI decision-maker deems a document to be a duplicate, they will
not assess those pages as part of your FOI request. This means that if a
there is a decision to release the document to you, you will receive only
one copy, even if multiple copies of that document exists.

Contacting the FOI Section

 

Should you wish to discuss your request you may contact the FOI Section at
[3][email address].

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

FOI Officer

Freedom of Information

FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division

Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs | Email: [4][email address]

 

 

 

UNCLASSIFIED

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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
attachments immediately.  This email, including attachments, may contain
confidential, sensitive, legally privileged and/or copyright information.
 

Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of this information
by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. 
The Department of Home Affairs and ABF respect your privacy and have
obligations under the Privacy Act 1988.  

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

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UNCLASSIFIED

 

Dear Ms Davey,

 

I am emailing regarding your request for the document entitled ‘Child
Asylum Seekers in Nauru’, sent by Save the Children Australia to Prime
Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 3 May 2016. I note this correspondence was
published by The Guardian in the 18 August 2016 article 
[1]https://www.theguardian.com/australia-ne....

 

Given you are able to access this information through the above link,
could you please advise whether you are prepared to withdraw your
application (FA 20/06/00707), or if you would like to proceed with your
request?

 

 

Regards,

Freedom of Information Section

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division | Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs

 

E: [2][email address]

T: 6264 1111

 

 

 

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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
attachments immediately.  This email, including attachments, may contain
confidential, sensitive, legally privileged and/or copyright information.
 

Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of this information
by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. 
The Department of Home Affairs and ABF respect your privacy and have
obligations under the Privacy Act 1988.  

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

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From: Eleanor Davey

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your query. To clarify, I would like to request the documentation that was appended to the correspondence, not the correspondence itself. The letters to which you have linked refer to it as a "data review" and/or "report on 'Child Asylum Seekers in Nauru’" - this is the material I would like to request through FA 20/06/00707.

Yours sincerely,

Eleanor Davey

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From: Eleanor Davey

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Dear FOI,

I would like to inquire about the status of this request. Thank you for your assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Eleanor Davey

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OFFICIAL

Good morning Ms Davey,

Thank you for your email. We are working to progress your request, and anticipate that we will issue a decision on or before 4 September. We will make contact with you if this changes.

Regards,
Freedom of Information Section
FOI and Records Management Branch
Data Division | Strategy & Law Enforcement Group
Department of Home Affairs
 
E: [email address]
T: 6264 1111
 
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