Anti-Terrorism Hotline call about Man Haron Monis

A Greasley made this Freedom of Information request to Attorney-General's Department

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Dear Australian Federal Police,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, I request the following document:

The transcript of the phone call made by Man Haron Monis’ girlfriend’s cousin to the immigration department and anti-terrorism hotline in 2010.

Yours faithfully,

A Greasley

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Dear A Greasley,

Your Freedom of Information Request – Re: Transcript of phone call

I refer to your application dated 12 June 2015 in which you seek access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act).

Information considered irrelevant to the scope of your request

The AFP, in its management of FOI requests, excludes the following information on the basis that is irrelevant to the scope of a request:

- The middle names of AFP members
- Mobile numbers
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Your request was received by this agency on 12 June 2015 and the 30 day statutory period for processing your request commenced from that date.

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Yours sincerely,

On behalf of
Freedom of Information
Government Relations

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Your Freedom of Information Request FOI CRM2015/485

I refer to your email dated 12 June 2015, seeking access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), in particular, documents relating to "the transcript of the phone call made by Man Haron Monis' girlfriend's cousin to the immigration department and the anti-terrorism hotline in 2010".

Your request has been transferred to the Attorney General's Department as the AFP does not hold any documents relevant to your FOI request and the subject matter of the document is more closely connected with the functions of that agency.

The address of the Attorney General's Department for correspondence is:

[email address]

Yours sincerely,

On behalf of,

Freedom of Information
Operations Support
Australian Federal Police
Tel: 02 6131 6131

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Good afternoon Mr/Ms Greasley


Please find attached a statement of reasons in relation to your FOI
request (FOI15/116).





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