Correspondence related to: "A Storyboard on People Smuggling"

Samuel Pufendorf (Account suspended) made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

This request has been withdrawn by the person who made it. There may be an explanation in the correspondence below.

From: Samuel Pufendorf (Account suspended)

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Dear Department of Immigration and Border Protection,

I request all correspondence and material related to "A Storyboard on People Smuggling", in particular:

1. Discussion and debate surrounding whether the storyboard needed notations in Arabic, English, or Persian Farsi (if at all).

2. Discussion and debate surrounding what artistic style the storyboard should have had (i.e. Western, Manga etc.)

3. Correspondence between the artist and the Department in relation to the inclusion or non-inclusion of certain content in the storyboard.

4. Correspondence between the Minister and the Department in relation to the inclusion or non-inclusion of certain content in the storyboard.

5. Correspondence within the Department on whether the storyboard was to be eventually produced as an animated cartoon.

6. Discussion and debate relating to which ethnic group the main character was to be depicted as (i.e. Haraza, Pashtun etc.)

7. Discussion and debate as to if the storyboard was to be printed as a coffee-table book and sold in boutique shops in gentrified suburbs in Afghanistan.

Yours faithfully,

Samuel Pufendorf

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DIBP references: FA 14/02/00780; ADF2014/5758

 

Dear Samuel Pufendorf

 

Transfer of request under section 16 of the FOI Act

 

I refer to your request received 14 February 2014 in which you sought
access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) to
documents relating to:

 

I request all correspondence and material related to "A Storyboard on
People Smuggling", in particular:

 

1. Discussion and debate surrounding whether the storyboard needed
notations in Arabic, English, or Persian Farsi (if at all).

 

2. Discussion and debate surrounding what artistic style the storyboard
should have had (i.e. Western, Manga etc.)

 

3. Correspondence between the artist and the Department in relation to the
inclusion or non-inclusion of certain content in the storyboard.

 

4. Correspondence between the Minister and the Department in relation to
the inclusion or non-inclusion of certain content in the storyboard.

 

5. Correspondence within the Department on whether the storyboard was to
be eventually produced as an animated cartoon.

 

6. Discussion and debate relating to which ethnic group the main character
was to be depicted as (i.e. Haraza, Pashtun etc.)

 

7. Discussion and debate as to if the storyboard was to be printed as a
coffee-table book and sold in boutique shops in gentrified suburbs in
Afghanistan.

The documents relevant to your request are held by and are more closely
connected to the functions of the Australian Customs and Border Protection
service (ACBP).

ACBP has accepted the transfer of your request under section 16 of the
FOI Act on 19 February 2014 so they can make a decision on your request
for access to their documents.  

ACBP will be writing to you directly concerning your request.  If you
want to make any enquiries relating to your request, please contact:
[email address]

 

Your sincerely

Janelle

 

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Janelle Raineri

FOI Inbox Manager

FOI & Privacy Policy Section
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Email: [1][email address]

 

 

 

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From: FOI Coordinator

Good morning

I refer to your email dated 14 February 2014 in which you have sought access to documents relating to "A storyboard on People Smuggling" under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

The subject matter of the documents requested by you is more closely connected with the functions of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) than the functions of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. As such, your request was transferred to ACBPS on 19 February 2014 under section 16 of the FOI Act.

Your application was received on 14 February 2014, and the 30 day statutory period for processing your request will commence from that date.

I hope to be able to advise you of our decision on your request in the near future.

Where documents are released to you in response to your request, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service 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.

Should you have any queries regarding the progress of your request, please contact [email address].

With kind regards
FOI Coordinator| Operations and Information Law Section
Legal Services Branch | Integrity, Security and Assurance Division
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

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From: FOI Coordinator

Good afternoon

I refer to your request dated 14 February 2014 for access to documents
relating to “A storyboard on People Smuggling” under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act)

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) has
identified 108 that fall within the scope of your request.  Those
documents contain information that relates to the business affairs of a
third party.

It appears to ACBPS that an organisation might reasonably wish to make an
exemption contention because of business information in the documents. 
The agency must not decide to give access to the document unless that
organisation has been given a reasonable opportunity to make submissions
in support of the exemption contention.

ACBPS intends to consult third parties prior to making a decision on
access to the documents under section 27 of the FOI Act.  As a result, the
timeframe for processing this request has been extended by 30 days in
accordance with subsection 15(6) of the FOI Act.

Should you have any queries regarding this matter, please contact
[1][email address].

 

Kind Regards

FOI Coordinator

Operations and Information Law Section | Legal Services Branch
Integrity, Security & Assurance Division

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

 

 

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From: FOI Coordinator

Good afternoon Mr Pufendorf,

RE: Your Freedom of Information Request – Our reference 2014/006621

I note that a decision is due to you by 15 April 2014.

In relation to your request, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) decision maker has requested I seek your agreement to an extension of time to make the decision under s 15AA of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (‘FOI Act’).

In order for ACBPS to complete the process of retrieving all the documents that fall within the scope of your request, and finalising the consultation process, we will require additional time to process your request.

We request your agreement to a 30 day extension of time under s 15AA of the FOI Act, which would cause the decision to be due on or before 15 May 2014.

Whilst we are seeking the extension of 30 days, ACBPS will endeavour to make a decision in relation to access to the documents requested as quickly as possible, and anticipate this would not extend to the entire additional 30 days.

Could you please advise whether you agree to this extension? Reply to this email is fine.

Please feel free to contact me on 02 6275 5621 if you wish to discuss. I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards,

FOI Coordinator
Operations and Information Law | Legal Services Branch
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
Level 8, Customs House, 5 Constitution Ave, Canberra City ACT 2601
P: 02 6275 5621 | F: 02 6275 6784
E: [email address]
W: www.customs.gov.au

This email may contain legal advice that is subject to legal professional privilege. Care should be taken to avoid unintended waiver of that privilege.  ACBPS Legal Services Branch should be consulted prior to any decision to disclose the existence or content of any advice contained in this email to a third party.

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From: FOI Coordinator

Good afternoon Mr Pufendorf,

RE: Your Freedom of Information Request – Our reference 2014/006621

I note that a decision is due to you by tomorrow, 15 April 2014. If possible, could you please consider the request for an extension of time under s 15AA of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) ('FOI Act') as included below?

I also note that the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service is making an application under s 15AB to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner for an extension of time. I will inform you of the outcome at the first available opportunity.

Please feel free to contact me on 02 6275 5621 if you wish to discuss. I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards,

FOI Coordinator

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Ben Fairless left an annotation ()

This request has been marked as withdrawn as the user in question is suspended, and has not replied to a request to update their request from Right to Know Administrators.

Regards

Ben

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Our reference: RQ14/00746

Agency reference: 2014/006621

 

Mr Samuel Pufendorf

By email

 

 

Dear Mr Pufendorf

Extension of time request under s15AB

On 15 April 2014, Australian Customs And Border Protection Service
requested further time to make a decision on your FOI request of 4
February 2014.

This request was on the basis that the processing period is insufficient
to deal adequately with your request, because it is complex.

The Information Commissioner has decided to grant Australian Customs And
Border Protection Service an extension of time of 60 days for this
request, to 16 June 2014. This decision has been made under s15AB(2) of
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (the Act). A copy of the
decision is attached.

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If you are unhappy with the way we have handled this matter, you may
complain to the Commonwealth Ombudsman. This service is free, and you can
contact the office on 1300 362 072 or visit [1]www.ombudsman.gov.au.

If you would like to discuss this matter you may contact me on (02) 6239
9121 or via email [email address].

 

Yours sincerely

 

Elizabeth Zatschler  | Investigations Officer

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

4 National Circuit, BARTON ACT 2600

GPO Box 2999 CANBERRA ACT 2601 |www.oaic.gov.au

Phone:  +61 2 6239 9121 

Fax: +61 2 6239 9187

Email: [2][email address]

 

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