Covert Operation Broadbeach QLD April 2016

Tesi made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Federal Police

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From: Tesi

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Dear Australian Federal Police,

I am writing under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act to request any documents relating to current partnerships or other arrangements between the AFP and any other government agencies, particularly the QLD Police in relation to the investigation of Gold Coast Lawyer Briana Ioannides and under cover operation at Broadbeach Gold Coast QLD between 9 April 2016 & 11 April 2016.

In particular I request the following:
Legislation, codes of practice, policy statements, guides, manuals, training materials or other records governing law enforcement authority's access to footage from home surveillance devices, including restrictions on when, where, how and against whom they may be used; limitations on retention and use of collected data; guidance on when a warrant or other legal process must be obtained; and rules governing when the existence and use of such access methods may be revealed to the public, criminal defendants, or judges.

Yours faithfully,

Tesi Fel

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Dear Ms Fel

               

YOUR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

 

I refer to your application dated 21 November 2019, in which you seek
access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) as
follows:

 

“Requesting any documents relating to current partnerships or other
arrangements between the AFP and any other government agencies,
particularly the QLD Police in relation to the investigation of Gold Coast
Lawyer Briana Ioannides and under cover operation at Broadbeach Gold Coast
QLD between 9 April 2016 & 11 April 2016.

 

In particular the following:

Legislation, codes of practice, policy statements, guides, manuals,
training materials or other records governing law enforcement authority's
access to footage from home surveillance devices, including restrictions
on when, where, how and against whom they may be used; limitations on
retention and use of collected data; guidance on when a warrant or other
legal process must be obtained; and rules governing when the existence and
use of such access methods may be revealed to the public, criminal
defendants, or judges.”

 

Timeframe

 

Your request was received by this agency on 21 November 2019, and the 30
day statutory period for processing your request commenced from that date.
The due date for your request is 21 December 2019.

 

Information considered irrelevant to the scope of your request

 

The AFP, in its management of FOI requests, excludes the following
information on the basis that is irrelevant to the scope of a request:

 

-      Names of AFP members, other than the Senior Executive.

-      Direct telephone numbers, signatures and mobile telephone numbers
of AFP members.

-      Duplicate documents, including duplicate emails.  The AFP will only
provide emails where they form a final email chain and the
authors/recipients are contained within the final email. 

-      Information that is publicly available, for example, newspaper
articles, online publications including information available on the AFP
Information Publication Scheme and the AFP disclosure log.

 

If you object to the AFP excluding any of the above information, please
advise this office within seven days of receipt of this email.

 

Disclosure of your Identity

 

Should the AFP be required to consult with third parties in accordance
with the sections 26A, 27 and 27A of the Act, please advise us if you have
any objections to those parties knowing your identity for the purposes of
the consultation.  If we do not receive your consent, we will not disclose
your identity to third parties.

 

Charges

 

You will be notified of any charges in accordance with the Freedom of
Information (Fees and Charges) Regulations, should they apply, in relation
to your request as soon as practicable. 

 

Information Publication Scheme

 

Please be advised that effective 1 May 2011 and in accordance with section
8(2) of the Act, an agency is required to publish information on the AFP
website following the notification of a decision in respect of a freedom
of information request.  Details of the decision will be published in a
Disclosure Log which can be found at
[1]https://www.afp.gov.au/about-us/informat....

 

The requirement to publish information released under FOI reinforces the
objectives of the FOI Act to promote a pro-disclosure culture across
government and to increase recognition that information held by government
is a national resource.  Exceptions to the requirement to publish
information would apply to personal information and information concerning
the business affairs of a person if it was considered ‘unreasonable’ to do
so. 

 

If, however, after noting the above, you wish to raise any concerns about
the publication of information concerning your request prior to the
notification of a decision, please advise this office in writing before 21
December 2019.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Bella (AFP23358)
FOI OFFICER - FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 51269366  Ext 269366
[2]www.afp.gov.au
[3]Australian Federal Police

 

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Good morning,

 

I refer to your application dated 21 November 2019 in which you seek
access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

 

Upon consideration of your request, the AFP is of the view that your
request will take longer than 30 days to process.  The delay is
regrettable, however, due to the complexity in nature and the requirement
to undertake further enquiries with the line areas to ensure all relevant
documents are located, it will not be possible to advise you of a decision
by 21 December 2019.

 

Accordingly, pursuant to section 15AA of the Act, I seek your agreement to
extend the period to notify you of a decision to on or before 20 January
2020.

 

I apologise for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause.  I assure
you that I will endeavour to provide you with a decision as possible.

 

I would be grateful if you would advise this office in writing of your
agreement to the proposed extension of time at your earliest convenience.

 

If you have any queries in relation to this matter, please do not hesitate
to contact this office.

 

Kind regards,

 

TANYA (AFP14692)
ACTING SENIOR TEAM MEMBER
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 51269366
[1]www.afp.gov.au
[2]Australian Federal Police

UNCLASSIFIED

 

 

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UNCLASSIFIED

 

Dear Tesi Fel

 

Freedom of Information request – CRM 2020/370

 

Please find attached our decision in relation to your request under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982.

 

Kind regards,

 

TANYA (AFP1462)
ACTING SENIOR TEAM MEMBER
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 51269366
[1]www.afp.gov.au
[2]Australian Federal Police

UNCLASSIFIED

 

 

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From: Tesi

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Dear Tanya,

There appears to be an error in the spelling of the surname, in your reply.

Just to clarify the correct spelling is Ioannides. I assume new searches will need to be undertaken.

I will await your confirmation.

Yours sincerely,

Tesi

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Thank you for your email.

Please note that this is an automated response to confirm that your email was sent to the Australian Federal Police Freedom of Information (FOI) inbox.

This FOI inbox is monitored between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays and the period from 27-31 December.

If you wish to lodge a request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), please ensure that your request is in writing, states that it is an application for the purposes of the FOI Act and provides sufficient detail describing the documents you wish to access.

If you are requesting personal information about yourself then please ensure you enclose a copy of your photographic identification.

Further details on how to make a valid FOI request can be found on the Australian Federal Police’s website at: http://www.afp.gov.au/about-the-afp/foi-...

The Australian Federal Police will acknowledge your request in accordance with the legislative requirements of the Act.

The FOI Team can be contacted on 02 6131 6131

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