Border turnarounds

Jason Bqwerty made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Border Force

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From: Jason Bqwerty

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Dear Australian Border Force,

Can you please provide me with statistics for the number of boats turned around for the 2016 calendar year, and the estimated number of people on these boats?

Yours faithfully,

Jason Bqwerty

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Attachment FA 17 02 00562 Acknowledgement Letter 1.pdf
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Our references: FA 17/02/00562; ADF2017/21215

 

Dear Mr Bqwerty

 

Please find attached the acknowledgement of receipt for your recent FOI
Request. 

 

Request for an extension of time

Please be aware that the Department has seen a significant increase in the
number of FOI requests received by this agency. As a result there are
expected delays involved with the processing of FOI requests at the
present time. Generally, requests will be processed in the order that they
are received. The Department will endeavour to finalise your request as
quickly as possible.

 

For this reason the Department seeks your agreement under s.15AA of the
FOI Act to extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 30
days.

 

It would assist the Department in managing its FOI caseload if you could
provide a response to this request by close of business, 20 February 2017.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Julia Wu

FOI Officer/Freedom of Information Section

Freedom of Information, Privacy & Records Management Branch

Corporate Services Division | Corporate Group

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

 

 

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From: Jason Bqwerty

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Dear FOI Officer,

I have no issues with extending the timeframe as you've requested.

Yours sincerely,

Jason Bqwerty

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Our references: FA 17/02/00562; ADF2017/21215

Dear Mr Bqwerty

Thank you for granting an extension of time for us to process your request.

Please note all requests are being processed in date order of receipt notwithstanding whether or not an extension of time is being granted. The updated statutory due date to process your request will be Tuesday, 11 April 2017.

We will continue to progress your request.

Kind regards

Julia Wu
FOI Officer/Freedom of Information Section Freedom of Information, Privacy & Records Management Branch Corporate Services Division | Corporate Group Department of Immigration and Border Protection
E: [ABF request email]

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From: Jason Bqwerty

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Dear FOI,

The agreed statutory due date of Tuesday, 11 April 2017 has now passed, but I've not had any response. Can you please update me ASAP with the status of my request and an ETA.

Yours sincerely,

Jason Bqwerty

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Dear Mr Bqwerty

We are now undertaking the final steps in relation to your request and anticipate release of the decision to you next week, commencing 24 April.

I apologise for the delay.

Yours sincerely

Ian Campbell
Assistant Director, Freedom of Information Section Freedom of Information, Privacy & Records Management Branch Corporate Services Division / Corporate Group Department of Immigration and Border Protection
P: 02 6264 3030; E: [ABF request email]

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Our references: FA 17/02/00562; ADF2017/21215

 

Dear Mr Bqwerty,

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 10 February 2017, seeking access
to the following:

 

‘statistics for the number of boats turned around for the 2016 calendar
year, and the estimated number of people on these boats’

 

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

 

This request has now been closed.

 

 

with regards,

Helen Simons

FOI Officer|Freedom of Information Section

Information Management Branch

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

 

 

 

 

 

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