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From: Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Dear Australian Federal Police,

This is a request under the FOI Act.

Can you please provide:
-dates, and
-Ministers who were recipients
of any advice provided since 7 September 2013 of the nature referred to in the article: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national...

Yours faithfully,

Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Our ref: CRM 2018/56

 

 

Good afternoon Mr Gothe-Snape,

 

Your Freedom of Information Request

 

I refer to your application emailed 20 July 2017, in which you seek access
to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) as
follows:

 

Dates and Ministers who were recipients of any advice provided since 7
September 2012 of the nature referred to in the article:

 

[1]http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national...

 

 

I note that the link you provided was to a subscription page. May you
please provide a pdf version of the article to which you refer, or
otherwise provide further information as to the information you are
seeking, to assist us in processing your request.

 

You may supply the pdf or further information by reply email or post to:

 

Freedom of Information Team

Operations Support

GPO Box 401

Canberra ACT 2601

 

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:

 

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-      Duplicate documents, including duplicate emails.  The AFP will only
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authors/recipients are contained within the final email. 

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Information Publication Scheme and the AFP disclosure log.

 

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agency is required to publish information on their website following the
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If, however, after noting the above, you wish to raise any concerns about
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notification of a decision, please advise this office in writing before 19
August 2017.  If you do not raise any concerns prior to the date of the
decision, the AFP will publish the information as notified to you in the
decision.

 

I look forward to receiving further details from you about the article
referred to in your request (such as a pdf version of the article referred
to in your request).

 

Kind regards,

 

NICOLINE (AFP22695)
TEAM MEMBER (FREEDOM OF INFORMATION)
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 61316131  

[3]www.afp.gov.au

 

 

 

 

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From: Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Hello,

That's odd - it seems to work for me. Maybe try this link: https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&r...

Can you confirm if you have access?

Yours sincerely,

Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Good afternoon Mr Goth-Snape,

Your Freedom of Information Request

I refer to your application emailed 20 July 2017 and your below email providing a second link to the article.

Unfortunately, I am unable to access the article referred to you in your request via the second link you have sent.

May you please provide the article in another format, such as a .doc or .pdf attachment, or please supply more details as to the nature of your request.

Kind regards,

NICOLINE (AFP22695)
TEAM MEMBER (FREEDOM OF INFORMATION)
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO
AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE

Tel +61(0) 2 61316131
www.afp.gov.au

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From: Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Dear FOI,

Here are the two excerpts covering the advice which is the subject of my request:

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Malcolm Turnbull has hit back at Tony Abbott’s claims that he was advised against a national security overhaul during his time as prime minister, saying he has received no objections to the home affairs super ministry from security agencies.

Mr Abbott yesterday said the new ministry, which will be presided over by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, was a “massive bureaucratic change” and challenged the Mr Turnbull to reveal what advice he’s been given to support the new department.

“The advice back then was that we didn’t need the kind of massive bureaucratic change which it seems the Prime Minister has in mind, and I can only assume that the advice has changed since then,” Mr Abbott told 2GB.

“No doubt the Prime Minister will give us more information in due course about the official advice that he’s had on this.”

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Asked whether the national security committee of cabinet had received advice opposing the creation of the home affairs portfolio, Mr Dutton declined to comment on ministerial briefings, but said the government wouldn’t have proceeded had it received contrary advice.

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Yours sincerely,

Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Good afternoon Mr Gothe-Snape,

Your Freedom of Information Request

I refer to your application emailed 20 July 2017 and your below email providing excerpts relating to the advice the subject of your request.

I have summarised the scope of your request is as follows:

"Dates and Ministers who were recipients of any advice provided since 7 September 2012 of the nature referred to below:

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Malcolm Turnbull has hit back at Tony Abbott’s claims that he was advised against a national security overhaul during his time as prime minister, saying he has received no objections to the home affairs super ministry from security agencies.

Mr Abbott yesterday said the new ministry, which will be presided over by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, was a “massive bureaucratic change” and challenged the Mr Turnbull to reveal what advice he’s been given to support the new department.

“The advice back then was that we didn’t need the kind of massive bureaucratic change which it seems the Prime Minister has in mind, and I can only assume that the advice has changed since then,” Mr Abbott told 2GB.

“No doubt the Prime Minister will give us more information in due course about the official advice that he’s had on this.”

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Asked whether the national security committee of cabinet had received advice opposing the creation of the home affairs portfolio, Mr Dutton declined to comment on ministerial briefings, but said the government wouldn’t have proceeded had it received contrary advice."

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 letter.

Your request was received by this agency on 20 July 2017 and the 30 day statutory period for processing your request commenced from that date.

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.

Disclosure Log

Please be advised that in accordance with section 11C of the Act, an agency is required to publish information on their website following the notification of a decision in respect of a freedom of information request.

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. Details of the decision may be published in a Disclosure Log which can be found at https://www.afp.gov.au/about-us/informat.... Publication will be made in accordance with timeframes stipulated in section 11C of the Act.

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 19 August 2017. If you do not raise any concerns prior to the date of the decision, the AFP will publish the information as notified to you in the decision.

Kind regards,

NICOLINE (AFP22695)
TEAM MEMBER (FREEDOM OF INFORMATION)
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO
AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE

Tel +61(0) 2 61316131
www.afp.gov.au

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Dear Mr Gothe-Snape,

 

Please find attached our decision in relation to your Freedom of
Information request.

 

Regards,

 

TANYA (AFP14692)
TEAM MEMBER, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
LEGAL

Tel +61(0) 2 61316131  

[1]www.afp.gov.au

 

 

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