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James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Federal Police

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From: James Smith

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Dear Australian Federal Police,

I seek, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, the following information:

1) The number of outstanding Interpol Red Notices against Australian Citizens issued by the Australian Authorities through Interpol NCB Canberra;

2) The number of Interpol Blue Notices issued by Interpol NCB Canberra against Australian Citizens since 01/01/2012.

This information is in the public interest as the general public has a right to know how many Australian Citizens are either fugitives from Australian Justice, or are suspected of having committed serious criminal offences in Australia and are located outside of Australia's normal jurisdiction.

The information would not be a breach of individual privacy, nor would it compromise any investigations being undertaken by the AFP as the request does not pertain to specific persons, offences or places. It is simply a request for numbers.

Yours faithfully,

James Smith

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Dear Mr Smith,

               

Freedom of Information Request

 

I refer to your application dated 7 April 2016 in which you seek access to
documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) as follows:

 

“1) The number of outstanding Interpol Red Notices against Australian
Citizens issued by the Australian Authorities through Interpol NCB
Canberra;

2) The number of Interpol Blue Notices issued by Interpol NCB Canberra
against Australian Citizens since 01/01/2012.”

 

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:

 

-      Names of AFP members, other than the Senior Executive.

-      Direct telephone numbers, signatures and mobile telephone numbers
of AFP members.

-      Duplicate documents, including duplicate emails.  The AFP will only
provide emails where they form a final email chain and the
authors/recipients are contained within the final email. 

-      Information that is publicly available, for example, newspaper
articles, online publications including information available on the AFP
Information Publication Scheme and the AFP disclosure log.

 

If you object to the AFP excluding any of the above information, please
advise this office within seven days of receipt of this email.

 

Your request was received by this agency on 7 April 2016 and the 30 day
statutory period for processing your request commenced from that date.

 

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 7
May 2016.  If you do not raise any concerns prior to the date of the
decision, the AFP will publish the information as notified to you in the
decision.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

NICOLE (AFP22278)
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION OFFICER
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 61316131

[2]www.afp.gov.au

 

 

UNCLASSIFIED

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UNCLASSIFIED

Good Afternoon Mr Smith,

 

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

 

We apologise for the delay in processing your request and thank you for
your patience.

 

Regards,

 

 

NICOLE (AFP22278)
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION OFFICER
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 61316131

[1]www.afp.gov.au

 

 

UNCLASSIFIED

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