DIBP support for Assisted Voluntary Returns by IOM Indonesia

Cam made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Border Force

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From: Cam

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Dear Australian Border Force,

Please provide any documents relating to ABF funding provided to the International Migration for Migration Indonesia (IOM Indonesia) to conduct Assisted Voluntary Returns from Indonesia, provided during the following financial years:

- 2013/14
- 2014/15
- 2015/16
- 2016/17

Yours faithfully,
Cameron Doig.

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Dear Mr Doig,

I refer to three requests that you have submitted with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, two dated 29 June 2017 and one dated 4 July 2017.

I note that the requests dated 29 June 2017 are the same request, with one sent to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the other to the Australian Border Force. On 1 July 2015 the functions of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service were integrated into a new Department. The Australian Border Force (ABF) was established as a new front-line agency within the Department. Requests for access to documents held by the ABF are processed by the Department. Therefore you have lodged a duplicate request to the same agency and we are seeking your withdrawal of the duplicate request sent to the ABF.

In regards to the request sent on 4 July 2017 which has been allocated the FOI request number FA 17/07/00010, we note the wording is very similar to the request lodged below on 29 June 2017. As the requests are similar and would likely capture the same documents, we seek your clarification on whether you are happy withdraw similar requests or modify the wording to create one request that would capture all documents you are seeking access to, in relation to that particular subject matter.

It would assist the Department in managing it's FOI caseload if you could please respond COB Friday 21 July 2017.

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

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Dear Mr Doig,

I refer to three requests that you have submitted with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, two dated 29 June 2017 and one dated 4 July 2017.

I note that the requests dated 29 June 2017 are the same request, with one sent to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the other to the Australian Border Force. On 1 July 2015 the functions of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service were integrated into a new Department. The Australian Border Force (ABF) was established as a new front-line agency within the Department. Requests for access to documents held by the ABF are processed by the Department. Therefore you have lodged a duplicate request to the same agency and we are seeking your withdrawal of the duplicate request sent to the ABF.

In regards to the request sent on 4 July 2017 which has been allocated the FOI request number FA 17/07/00010, we note the wording is very similar to the request lodged below on 29 June 2017. As the requests are similar and would likely capture the same documents, we seek your clarification on whether you are happy withdraw similar requests or modify the wording to create one request that would capture all documents you are seeking access to, in relation to that particular subject matter.

It would assist the Department in managing it's FOI caseload if you could please respond COB Friday 21 July 2017.

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

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Australian Border Force

UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Doig,

I refer to three requests that you have submitted with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, two dated 29 June 2017 and one dated 4 July 2017.

I note that the requests dated 29 June 2017 are the same request, with one sent to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the other to the Australian Border Force. On 1 July 2015 the functions of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service were integrated into a new Department. The Australian Border Force (ABF) was established as a new front-line agency within the Department. Requests for access to documents held by the ABF are processed by the Department. Therefore you have lodged a duplicate request to the same agency and we are seeking your withdrawal of the duplicate request sent to the ABF.

In regards to the request sent on 4 July 2017 which has been allocated the FOI request number FA 17/07/00010, we note the wording is very similar to the request lodged below on 29 June 2017. As the requests are similar and would likely capture the same documents, we seek your clarification on whether you are happy withdraw similar requests or modify the wording to create one request that would capture all documents you are seeking access to, in relation to that particular subject matter.

It would assist the Department in managing it's FOI caseload if you could please respond COB Friday 21 July 2017.

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

UNCLASSIFIED

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From: Cam

Delivered

Dear FOI Officer,

The following are the requests that I have made to date to DIBP and ABF:

REQUEST 1: AMOUNT OF FUNDING: ABF
Text: Please provide any documents relating to ABF funding provided to the International Migration for Migration Indonesia (IOM Indonesia) to conduct Assisted Voluntary Returns from Indonesia, provided during the following financial years:
- 2013/14
- 2014/15
- 2015/16
- 2016/17
Sent to: Australian Border Force
Sent: 29th June
Acknowledged: 29th June

REQUEST 2: AMOUNT OF FUNDING: DIBP
Text: Please provide any documents relating to DIBP funding provided to the International Migration for Migration Indonesia (IOM Indonesia) to conduct Assisted Voluntary Returns from Indonesia, provided during the following financial years:
- 2013/14
- 2014/15
- 2015/16
- 2016/17
Sent to: Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Sent: 29th June

REQUEST 3: AIM OR PURPOSE OF FUNDING
Text: Please provide any documents related to the aim or purpose of DIBP funding provided to IOM Indonesia to conduct assisted voluntary returns (AVRs) from Indonesia.
Sent to: Australian Border Force
Sent: 2nd July
Acknowledged: 4th July

There are two matters.

Firstly, I am happy to withdraw the duplicate request sent to the ABF (REQUEST 1: AMOUNT OF FUNDING: ABF) and have FOI Officer respond only to REQUEST 2: AMOUNT OF FUNDING: DIBP only, instead of responding to both of the duplicate requests.

Secondly, I would like to decline the request to withdraw the similar requests. While they are similar, REQUEST 3: AIM OR PURPOSE OF FUNDING is seeking the AIM or INTENTION motivating the financial support for assisted voluntary return operations, while REQUEST 2: AMOUNT OF FUNDING: DIBP is seeking the MONETARY AMOUNT which has been allocated, transferred, or expended as financial support for assisted voluntary returns.

So, to present one request which would capture all documents which I am seeking:
Please provide any documents related to the following:

- the aim, purpose or intention of DIBP funding provided to the International Migration for Migration Indonesia (IOM Indonesia) to conduct Assisted Voluntary Returns from Indonesia, provided during the following financial years:
- 2013/14
- 2014/15
- 2015/16
- 2016/17

- the monetary amount of DIBP funding provided to the International Migration for Migration Indonesia (IOM Indonesia) to conduct Assisted Voluntary Returns from Indonesia, provided during the following financial years:
- 2013/14
- 2014/15
- 2015/16
- 2016/17

Yours sincerely,

Cameron Doig.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Your email has been received by the Department of Immigration and Border
Protection’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Section. Please note that we
will only action and respond to FOI requests and other matters relating to
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shortly to acknowledge your request. Please be aware that there has been a
significant increase in the number of FOI requests received and that there
may be delays in the processing of your request. Please do not send
duplicate emails as this may also cause delays in processing times.

 

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email will not be actioned by the FOI Section. As a matter of guidance,
please refer to the information below to assist in the resolution of your
enquiry.

 

General information regarding travelling to Australia

Information for visitors to Australia can be found [1]here.

Information regarding potential visa options can be found [2]here.

 

Queries regarding a current visa application

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direct your enquiry to the appropriate case officer or processing centre. 
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You can use your application ID in ImmiAccount to search and view your
application before it has been decided. Alternatively, you may wish to
contact your nearest Australian Immigration office outside of Australia.
Contact information can be found at
[3]http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/o....

Request for a copy of your Visa Refusal or Visa Grant letter

If you have lost or misplaced correspondence regarding your Visa Refusal
or Visa Grant, or you wish to confirm the authenticity of your Visa
Refusal or Visa Grant, you should contact the office where you lodged your
visa application. 

Details of our offices located around the world can be found [4]here.

 

Queries regarding your current Visa status

You can check your visa details and conditions on the Department’s Visa
Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) portal.  If you do not have the
necessary reference numbers to access the VEVO portal, please refer to the
online VEVO Request for Reference Number form, which is accessible at
[5]https://www.border.gov.au/about/corporat....

 

Refund of Visa fees

If you are seeking a refund of fees associated with your Visa, you should
contact the office where you lodged your visa application.  Details of our
offices located around the world can be found [6]here.

 

Making a Visa application

Registered migration agents are authorised to provide immigration advice
or assistance, including advice regarding the lodgement of visa
applications. Further information on migration agents may be found
[7]here.  Please note that the Department is unable to assist you in this
regard.

 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties in lodging your visa
application through ImmiAccount, you should submit your concerns through
the ImmiAccount Technical Support Form, which is accessible [8]here.

 

Australian Citizenship

If you are seeking evidence of your Australian Citizenship, you should
complete Form 119, which can be found [9]here.  Details on where to send
your completed form may be found on page 8 of the Form.  This form will
not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Information on how to apply for Australian citizenship, information for
Australian citizens and Australian Citizenship Day can be found [10]here.

 

Movement Records/Travel History

If you are seeking evidence of your own travel movements/history you
should complete Form 1359, which can be found [11]here. Details on where
to send your request may be found on page 1 and 2 of the Form. This
request will not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Superannuation – Evidence of Immigration Status

If you are seeking evidence of your own immigration status for
superannuation purposes, you should complete Form 1194, which can be found
[12]here. Details on where to send your completed form may be found on
page 1 of the Form. This request will not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Update Passport Details

Information on how to update your address or passport details can be found
[13]here.

 

Notification of Change in Circumstances

If you have lodged a visa application and your circumstances have changed,
you should submit [14]Form 1022 to the office where you lodged your visa
application. Details of our offices located around the world can be found
[15]here. The FOI Section does not process these forms. 

 

Notification of incorrect answers

If you wish to correct answers that you have provided to the Department
either:

·        in a visa application

·        on a passenger card or

·        in response to a notice given to you by the Department inviting
you to comment on possible non-compliance with an obligation to correct
incorrect information

you should submit [16]Form 1023 to the Department. Details of our offices
located around the world can be found [17]here. The FOI Section does not
process these forms. 

 

Duty Free concessions

Information relating to duty free concessions can be found [18]here.

 

General Enquiries

If you have a question, which has not been answered above, and which is
about visa, citizenship, travel or trade, including bringing goods in and
out of Australia, please refer to our general enquiries web form [19]here.

 

 

Yours Sincerely

FOI Helpdesk

Freedom of Information Section

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Information updated 21 June 2017

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Dear Mr Doig,

The Department acknowledges the change of wording for request FA 17/07/00795 (replacing the word Migration with Organisation), and can confirm that your request is for:

Any documents relating to the monetary amount of DIBP funding provided to the International Organisation for Migration Indonesia (IOM Indonesia) to conduct Assisted Voluntary Returns from Indonesia, provided during the following financial years:
- 2013/14
- 2014/15
- 2015/16
- 2016/17

In relation to the request you reference that you made on 2/7/2017, this appears to be the duplicate request that you sent to both the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) as well as the Australian Border Force (ABF), on 29/06/2017. You agreed via email on 22/07/2017 to withdraw the duplicate request made to the ABF, therefore this duplicate request was not registered.

Please let us know if you require further clarification.

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

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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Doig,

The Department acknowledges the change of wording for request FA 17/07/00795 (replacing the word Migration with Organisation), and can confirm that your request is for:

Any documents relating to the monetary amount of DIBP funding provided to the International Organisation for Migration Indonesia (IOM Indonesia) to conduct Assisted Voluntary Returns from Indonesia, provided during the following financial years:
- 2013/14
- 2014/15
- 2015/16
- 2016/17

In relation to the request you reference that you made on 2/7/2017, this appears to be the duplicate request that you sent to both the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) as well as the Australian Border Force (ABF), on 29/06/2017. You agreed via email on 22/07/2017 to withdraw the duplicate request made to the ABF, therefore this duplicate request was not registered.

Please let us know if you require further clarification.

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

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UNCLASSIFIED

Our references: FA 17/07/00010; ADF2017/70280

 

Dear Mr Doig,

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 2 July 2017, seeking access to the
following:

 

any documents related to the aim or purpose of DIBP  funding provided to
IOM Indonesia to conduct assisted voluntary returns (AVRs) from Indonesia.

 

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

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Freedom of Information Officer | Freedom of Information Section

Freedom of Information, Privacy and Records Management Branch | Corporate
Services Division

Corporate Group

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Email: [email address]

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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