Documents relating to FOI request CRM 2018/125

Asher Hirsch made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Federal Police

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The request was successful.

Dear Australian Federal Police,

Under the Freedom of Information Act I request all documents, correspondence and communication relating to my previous FOI request CRM 2018/125.

To clarify, I am not seeing to redo the FOI request, but rather any documents and communication that arose from my FOI request. This may include internal communication regarding the search for the documents and other attempts to locate the documents.

Yours faithfully,

Asher Hirsch

FOI, Australian Federal Police

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Dear Asher Hirsch,


I refer to your email dated 16 October 2017 in which you seek access to
documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) as follows:


“All documents and communication that arose relating to my pervious FOI
request CRM 2018/125 which may include internal communication regarding
the search for documents and other attempts to locate the documents.”


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 16 October 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


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
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 15
November 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


Yours sincerely,


TANYA (AFP14692)

Tel +61(0) 2 61316131  





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Dear Mr Hirsch,


Please find attached a decision and documents in respect of your FOI
request with reference CRM2018/236.


Kind Regards,



Tel +61(0) 2 61316131  
[2]Australian Federal Police




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