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Jeremy Cooper-Stout made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

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From: Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Dear Department of Immigration and Border Protection,

I write to request under the Freedom of Information Act the following documents:

1. All drafts of the press release issued 28 August 2015 titled "ABF joining inter-agency outfit to target crime in Melbourne CBD";

2. All correspondence between employees of the Department regarding the drafting and approval of the press release mentioned in point 1; and

3. All correspondence between the Department and the Minister's office and/or the Minister regarding the press release mentioned in point 1.

Yours faithfully,

Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Dear Mr Cooper-Stout

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

This letter refers to an access request received under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) on 29 August 2015 seeking access to:
1. All drafts of the press release issued 28 August 2015 titled "ABF joining inter-agency outfit to target crime in Melbourne CBD";
2. All correspondence between employees of the Department regarding the drafting and approval of the press release mentioned in point 1, and
3. All correspondence between the Department and the Minister's office and/or the Minister regarding the press release mentioned in point 1.'

Your request has been allocated FOI request number FA 15/08/01798. Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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Alison Smith
FOI Officer | Freedom of Information Section
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Email: [DIBP request email]

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Attachment FA 15 08 01798 Notice of Consultation.pdf
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Our references: FA 15/08/01798; ADF2015/45857

 

 

Dear Mr Cooper-Stout

 

I refer to your request to the Department of Immigration and Border
Protection seeking access to documents under the Freedom of Information
Act 1982.

 

Please find attached a letter to you advising that the Department is
required to formally consult with a third party in relation to the
proposed release of documents.

 

The due date for you request is now 28 October 2015.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Linda Rossiter
Freedom of Information Section

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
E:  [1][DIBP request email]

 

 

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Our references: FA 15/08/01798; ADF2015/45857

Dear Mr Cooper-Stout

I refer to your FOI request received on 29 August 2015, seeking access to the following:

"1. All drafts of the press release issued 28 August 2015 titled "ABF joining inter-agency outfit to target crime in Melbourne CBD";

2. All correspondence between employees of the Department regarding the drafting and approval of the press release mentioned in point 1; and

3. All correspondence between the Department and the Minister's office and/or the Minister regarding the press release mentioned in point 1."

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please see attached the notification letter, decision record, schedule of documents and documents released under the FOI Act.

In accordance with the requirements of section 11C of the FOI Act the documents will be published on the Department's FOI Disclosure Log.

This request has now been closed.

With kind regards

Alison Smith
FOI Officer | Freedom of Information Section Access to Information Branch Department of Immigration and Border Protection
E| [DIBP request email]
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