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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Please provide a breakdown of expenditure for Regional Cooperation as per Program 1.5 of the DHA Portfolio Budget Statement.

Please provide this for the financial years 2016-17 to 2018-19.

Yours faithfully,

Asher Hirsch

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General information regarding travelling to Australia

Information for visitors to Australia can be found [1]here.

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Request for a copy of your Visa Refusal or Visa Grant letter

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contact the office where you lodged your visa application.  Details of our
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the ImmiAccount Technical Support Form, which is accessible [6]here.

 

Australian Citizenship

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complete Form 119, which can be found [7]here.  Details on where to send
your completed form may be found on page 8 of the Form.  This form will
not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Information on how to apply for Australian citizenship, information for
Australian citizens and Australian Citizenship Day can be found [8]here.

 

Movement Records/Travel History

If you are seeking evidence of your own travel movements/history you
should complete Form 1359, which can be found [9]here. Details on where to
send your request may be found on page 1 and 2 of the Form. This request
will not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Superannuation – Evidence of Immigration Status

If you are seeking evidence of your own immigration status for
superannuation purposes, you should complete Form 1194, which can be found
[10]here. Details on where to send your completed form may be found on
page 1 of the Form. This request will not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Update Passport Details

Information on how to update your address or passport details can be found
[11]here.

 

Notification of Change in Circumstances

If you have lodged a visa application and your circumstances have changed,
you should submit [12]Form 1022 to the office where you lodged your visa
application. Details of our offices located around the world can be found
[13]here. The FOI Section does not process these forms. 

 

Duty Free concessions

Information relating to duty free concessions can be found [14]here.

 

General Enquiries

If you have a question, which has not been answered above, and which is
about visa, citizenship, travel or trade, including bringing goods in and
out of Australia, please refer to our general enquiries web form [15]here.

 

 

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In reply please quote:
FOI Request: FA 19/10/01411
File Number: OBJ2019/54810

Dear Mr Hirsch

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 23 October 2019 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department of Home Affairs) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

You have requested access to the following:
- A breakdown of expenditure for Regional Cooperation as per Program 1.5 of the DHA Portfolio Budget Statement. Please provide this for the financial years 2016-17 to 2018-19.

Your request was received by the Department of Home Affairs on 23 October 2019 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 19/10/01411. Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.
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Where documents are released to you in response to your request, the Department of Home Affairs may be required to publish these documents on its website within 10 working days in accordance with section 11C of the FOI Act. Publication will not be required where the documents contain personal or business affairs information.

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

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Department of Home Affairs
Email: [email address]
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Good morning

I refer to your request received on 23 October 2019 for access to documents under the FOI Act. You have requested access to the following:

A breakdown of expenditure for Regional Cooperation as per Program 1.5 of the DHA Portfolio Budget Statement for the financial years 2016-17 to 2018-19.

The current due date for your request is 22 November 2019.

In order to finalise a decision on access in your request, the Department is seeking 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 Sunday 22 December 2019. However, as this date falls on a non-working day, section 36(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 provides that the latest date the Department may issue a decision would be the next working day, which is Monday 23 December 2019.

It would assist the Department in managing its FOI caseload if you could provide a response to this request by close of business, Friday 22 November 2019.

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

With kind regards
Freedom of Information Section
FOI, Privacy and Records Management Branch
Data Division | Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs
E: [DIBP request email]

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your email.

You are currently overdue to respond to my other requests (namely FA 19/09/01016 and FA 19/04/01141).

I am happy to agree to an extension for this request, but please can you answer my other requests, as required by law.

Yours sincerely,

Asher Hirsch

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Good morning Mr Hirsch

Thank you for agreeing to an extension of time in request FA 19/10/01411.

A decision in FA 19/04/01141 is due to be issued to you today, and you should be receiving that before COB today.

In regards to FA 19/09/01016, we are reviewing that request and will provide you with a status update as soon as we are able to do so.

With kind regards
Freedom of Information Section
FOI, Privacy and Records Management Branch
Data Division | Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs
E: [DIBP request email]

UNCLASSIFIED

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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Hirsch

 

FOI request FA 19/10/01411

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 23 October 2019, seeking access to
the following:

'A breakdown of expenditure for Regional Cooperation as per Program 1.5 of
the DHA Portfolio Budget Statement. Please provide this for the financial
years 2016-17 to 2018-19.'

 

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

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Kind regards

FOI Officer

Freedom of Information (FOI) Section | FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Management Division  | Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs

E: [1][DIBP request email]

 

 

 

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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From: Asher Hirsch

Delivered

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Home Affairs's handling of my FOI request FA/19/10/01411.

I requested a breakdown of expenditure for Regional Cooperation as per program 1.5 of the DHA Portfolio Budget Statement for the financial years 2016-17 to 2018/19.

However, the documents provided are an overview of the spending, rather than a detailed breakdown of the expenditure under this item. I am after specific details of what was spent under this item, not just the total amounts.

For example, how much money was given to IOM, and what were the specific projects that were contracted for? Was money spent on other items, projects, staffing costs, travel? None of this is provided.

The document you have provided provides no insight into the expenditure under this budget, as requested. As such, I am requesting an internal review of this decision.

Yours faithfully,

Asher Hirsch

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

Your email has been received by the Department of Home Affairs Freedom of
Information (FOI) Section. Please note that we will only action and
respond to FOI requests and other matters relating to the Freedom of
Information Act 1982.

 

If your email is a valid FOI request, the Department will contact you
shortly to acknowledge your request. Please do not send duplicate emails
as this may cause delays in processing times.

 

For matters not relating to the Freedom of Information Act 1982, please
refer to the information below to assist in the resolution of your
enquiry.

 

General information regarding travelling to Australia

Information for visitors to Australia can be found [1]here.

Information regarding potential visa options can be found [2]here.

 

Request for a copy of your Visa Refusal or Visa Grant letter

If you have lost or misplaced correspondence regarding your Visa Refusal
or Visa Grant, or you wish to confirm the authenticity of your Visa
Refusal or Visa Grant, you should contact the office where you lodged your
visa application. 

Details of our offices located around the world can be found [3]here.

 

Queries regarding your current Visa status

You can check your visa details and conditions on the Department’s Visa
Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) portal.  If you do not have the
necessary reference numbers to access the VEVO portal, you should contact
the office where you lodged your visa application for further information.

 

Refund of Visa fees

If you are seeking a refund of fees associated with your Visa, you should
contact the office where you lodged your visa application.  Details of our
offices located around the world can be found [4]here.

 

Making a Visa application

Registered migration agents are authorised to provide immigration advice
or assistance, including advice regarding the lodgement of visa
applications. Further information on migration agents may be found
[5]here.  Please note that the Department is unable to assist you in this
regard.

 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties in lodging your visa
application through ImmiAccount, you should submit your concerns through
the ImmiAccount Technical Support Form, which is accessible [6]here.

 

Australian Citizenship

If you are seeking evidence of your Australian Citizenship, you should
complete Form 119, which can be found [7]here.  Details on where to send
your completed form may be found on page 8 of the Form.  This form will
not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Information on how to apply for Australian citizenship, information for
Australian citizens and Australian Citizenship Day can be found [8]here.

 

Movement Records/Travel History

If you are seeking evidence of your own travel movements/history you
should complete Form 1359, which can be found [9]here. Details on where to
send your request may be found on page 1 and 2 of the Form. This request
will not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Superannuation – Evidence of Immigration Status

If you are seeking evidence of your own immigration status for
superannuation purposes, you should complete Form 1194, which can be found
[10]here. Details on where to send your completed form may be found on
page 1 of the Form. This request will not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Update Passport Details

Information on how to update your address or passport details can be found
[11]here.

 

Notification of Change in Circumstances

If you have lodged a visa application and your circumstances have changed,
you should submit [12]Form 1022 to the office where you lodged your visa
application. Details of our offices located around the world can be found
[13]here. The FOI Section does not process these forms. 

 

Duty Free concessions

Information relating to duty free concessions can be found [14]here.

 

General Enquiries

If you have a question, which has not been answered above, and which is
about visa, citizenship, travel or trade, including bringing goods in and
out of Australia, please refer to our general enquiries web form [15]here.

 

 

Thank you

 

Information updated 21 October 2019

 

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.

References

Visible links
1. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visi
2. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1
3. http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/o...
4. http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/o...
5. https://www.mara.gov.au/
6. https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Immi...
7. http://www.border.gov.au/Forms/Documents...
8. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Citi
9. http://www.border.gov.au/FormsAndDocumen...
10. http://www.border.gov.au/Forms/Documents...
11. http://www.border.gov.au/Lega/Lega/Form/...
12. http://www.border.gov.au/Forms/Documents...
13. http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/o...
14. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Ente/Duty-...
15. http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/m...

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From: FOI Reviews mailbox
Department of Home Affairs

FOI Request :FA 19/10/01411-R1
File Number: OBJ2019/54810

Dear Mr Hirsch

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Internal review – FA 19/10/01411-R1

This request for review is in relation to the following:

Decision made in relation to FA 19/10/01411 on 5 December 2019.

Please include the above FOI Request Number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

Processing times
The statutory time allowed under the FOI Act for processing an internal reviews is 30 days.

Contacting the FOI section
If you wish to discuss this matter, I can be contacted using the details provided below.

Contacting the Department
You can contact us with a general enquiry in a number of ways including by email, through our website, by telephone through our Service Centres or offices around the world, or in person. In Australia you can call 13 18 81 between 8.30 am and 4.30 pm Monday to Friday. Details on contacting our offices outside Australia are available on our website at www.homeaffairs.gov.au

Regards

Freedom of Information Officer
FOI and Records Management Branch
Data Division
Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs

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