Communication with US Officials regarding US refugee resettlement deal

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear Department of Immigration and Border Protection,

I am requesting all communication between the Department and United States officials regarding the US refugee resettlement deal which was announced on 13 November 2016.

I am also requesting a transcript of the press conference of the announcement on 13 November 2016.

Yours faithfully,

Asher Hirsch

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Attachment FA 16 11 01170 Acknowledgement Letter 1.pdf
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Our references: FA 16/11/01170; ADF2016/70137

 

Dear Mr Hirsch

 

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear FOI,

I will approve the 30 day extension.

Yours sincerely,

Asher Hirsch

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Department of Immigration and Border Protection

UNCLASSIFIED

Good morning Mr Hirsch

We acknowledge your below email agreeing to the extension of time. This is taken to be an agreement (under s.15AA of the FOI Act) to extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 30 days. Therefore, the due date for processing your request is Friday, 13 January 2017.

We will continue to progress your request.

Yours sincerely

FOI Officer
Freedom of Information Section
Information Management Branch | Corporate Services Division Corporate Group Department of Immigration and Border Protection
E: [DIBP request email]

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Dear Mr Hirsch,

Regarding your FOI request, I'm currently identifying all relevant documents that the Department holds.

I note that part of your request (transcript of press conference) is already publicly available:
https://www.pm.gov.au/media/2016-11-13/p...

Given that publicly available material is not considered a valid document under the FOI Act, would you be willing to remove this part of your request?

Regards,

Brad Collins
Freedom of Information Officer
Information Management Branch
Department of Immigration and Border Protection [DIBP request email]

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your email.

Yes, please exclude publically available material from this request.

Yours sincerely,

Asher Hirsch

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