Chris Kenny on Nauru

Jason Wilson made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

The request was partially successful.

From: Jason Wilson

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Dear FOI coordinator,

I would like to make two requests for copies of all correspondence generated between 1 January and 23 October, 2015, including but not limited to emails, letters, briefings and phone transcripts. The requests are as follows:

1) Correspondence between the Minister and/or any representative of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and:

- Mr Chris Kenny, associate editor of The Australian newspaper;
- Any staff member or representative of The Australian newspaper;
- Any staff member or representative of News Corp Australia;
- Any member or representative of the government of the state of Nauru;
- Any employee or representative of Transfield Services;
- Any employee or representative of Mercer PR.

Regarding:

- The case of the refugee known in the media as "Abyan" who was transferred to Australia in October, 2015, for a termination of her pregnancy;
- Provision or procurement of an appropriate visa for a visit by Mr Kenny or any other journalist from The Australian to Nauru.

2) Correspondence between the Minister and/or any representative of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and:

- Any other Australian government minister or representative of any other Australian government department.

Regarding:

- Provision or procurement of an appropriate visa for a visit by Mr Kenny or any other journalist from The Australian to Nauru.

Yours sincerely,
Jason Wilson

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Dear Mr Wilson

 

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

 

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From: Jason Wilson

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Dear Ms Stephenson,

Thank you for your attention to this request.

I look forward to receiving the materials requested.

Yours sincerely,

Jason Wilson

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Our references: FA15/10/01625; ADF2015/59599

 

Dear Mr Wilson

 

I refer to your request for access to documents received 23 October 2015.

 

The current due date for your request is 22 November 2015. Due to the
number of requests currently being processed by our office, we will not be
able to finalise your request by the original due date. 

 

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. This
would extend the due date for your request to 22 December 2015.

 

It would assist the Department in managing its FOI caseload if you could
provide a response to this request by close of business, Monday 23
November 2015.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Janelle Raineri

A/g Assistant Director | Freedom of Information Section

Access to Information | Information Management Task Force

Corporate Group

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
P: 02 6264 1580 

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Dear Mr Wilson

 

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

 

Exclusion of non-SES staff personal details and SES telephone contact
details

The Department’s policy is to exclude the personal details of officers not
in the Senior Executive Service (SES), as well as the mobile and work
telephone numbers of SES staff, contained in documents that fall within
scope of an FOI request. If you require names and contact details of
non-SES officers, or direct telephone numbers of SES staff, please inform
us so the decision maker may consider your request. Otherwise we will take
it that you agree to that information being excluded from the scope of
your request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

 

Ayesha Stephenson

Freedom of Information Section

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

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Dear Mr Wilson,

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 23 October 2015 seeking access to
the following:

 

1) Correspondence between the Minister and/or any representative of the
Department of Immigration and Border Protection and:

- Mr Chris Kenny, associate editor of The Australian newspaper;

- Any staff member or representative of The Australian newspaper;

- Any staff member or representative of News Corp Australia;

- Any member or representative of the government of the state of Nauru;

- Any employee or representative of Transfield Services;

- Any employee or representative of Mercer PR.

 

Regarding:

- The case of the refugee known in the media as "Abyan" who was
transferred to Australia in October, 2015, for a termination of her
pregnancy;

- Provision or procurement of an appropriate visa for a visit by Mr Kenny
or any other journalist from The Australian to Nauru.

 

2) Correspondence between the Minister and/or any representative of the
Department of Immigration and Border Protection and:

- Any other Australian government minister or representative of any other
Australian government department.

 

Regarding:

- Provision or procurement of an appropriate visa for a visit by Mr Kenny
or any other journalist from The Australian to Nauru.

 

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

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Ian Campbell
Assistant Director, Freedom of Information Section
Information Management Branch

Corporate Support Division
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
P: 02 6264 3030

E: [1][DIBP request email]

 

 

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