Failure by the Department of Home Affairs to comply with FOI Law

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Department of Home Affairs should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

On 30 June 2020 the Department granted access to 53 documents (68 pages).
See Disclosure Log 30 June 2020 at FA 19/12/00430 E-mails providing confirmation of disclosure log publication. Documents Released Partial

See also: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/d...

The released documents (emails) contain information about the publication date of various entries in the Disclosure log. There are two exceptions. Pages numbered 17 and 22.
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From:
Sent: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 12:24:58
To: Web Servicess22(1)(a)(ii)
Subject: RE: 4297 & 4338 FOI disclosure logs [DLM=For-Official-Use-Only] Sensitivity: Normal
Archived: Thursday, 28 May 2020 1:53:57 PM

For-Official-Use-Only
Thanks s22(1)

Your page is now live

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/acc...

Ta
s22(1)
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s22(1)(a)(ii)
From: on behalf of Web Services
Sent: Friday, 1 February 2019 9:56 AM
s22(1)(a)(ii)
To: Web Services
Subject:4738 - RE: HPE Records Manager ADMINISTRATION FILE (ADF) : ADF2018/247453 :
TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT - Publication Management - Freedom of Information - Disclosure log - December 2018 - Batch 3 - CLOSED [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
UNCLASSIFIED
s22(1)
Thanks (a)(ii)
Your pages are now live. https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/access‐an...
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I seek information about the specific disclosure log entries that were published (i.e went live) on or about 10/10/2018 and 1/2/2019. Under FOI I seek access to all emails in the chain that culminated:
(a) in the email sent on Wednesday 10 Oct 2018 at 12.24:58 : and
(b) in the email sent on 1 February 2019 at 9.56 am.

Yours faithfully,

JS

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

In reply please quote:
FOI Request: FA 21/02/00327
File Number: OBJ2021/4870

Dear JS

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 2 February 2021 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

Scope of request

You have requested access to the following:

On 30 June 2020 the Department granted access to 53 documents (68 pages).
See Disclosure Log 30 June 2020 at FA 19/12/00430 E-mails providing confirmation of disclosure log publication. Documents Released Partial

See also: <https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/d...>

The released documents (emails) contain information about the publication date of various entries in the Disclosure log. There are two exceptions. Pages numbered 17 and 22.
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Page 17

s22(1)(a)(ii)
From:
Sent: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 12:24:58
To: Web Servicess22(1)(a)(ii)
Subject: RE: 4297 & 4338 FOI disclosure logs [DLM=For-Official-Use-Only] Sensitivity: Normal
Archived: Thursday, 28 May 2020 1:53:57 PM

For-Official-Use-Only
Thanks s22(1)

Your page is now live

<https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/acc...>

Ta
s22(1)
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Page 22
s22(1)(a)(ii)
From: on behalf of Web Services
Sent: Friday, 1 February 2019 9:56 AM
s22(1)(a)(ii)
To: Web Services
Subject:4738 - RE: HPE Records Manager ADMINISTRATION FILE (ADF) : ADF2018/247453 :
TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT - Publication Management - Freedom of Information - Disclosure log - December 2018 - Batch 3 - CLOSED [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED] UNCLASSIFIED
s22(1)
Thanks (a)(ii)
Your pages are now live. <https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/access-an...>
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I seek information about the specific disclosure log entries that were published (i.e went live) on or about 10/10/2018 and 1/2/2019. Under FOI I seek access to all emails in the chain that culminated:
(a) in the email sent on Wednesday 10 Oct 2018 at 12.24:58 : and
(b) in the email sent on 1 February 2019 at 9.56 am.

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Your request was received by the Department on 2 February 2021 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 21/02/00327 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.
Timeframe for receiving your decision

The statutory timeframe for processing a request is 30 days from the date upon which your application was received by the Department.

Your review rights in relation to your request are available on the website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner here.

Exclusion of staff details

The Department’s policy is to exclude the personal details of staff not in the Senior Executive Service (SES), as well as the direct contact details of SES staff, contained in documents that fall within scope of an FOI request. If you require personal details of non-SES officers, or direct contact details of SES staff, please inform us so the decision maker may consider your request. Otherwise we will take it that you agree to that information being excluded from the scope of your request.

Duplicate documents

If the FOI decision-maker deems a document to be a duplicate, they will not assess those pages as part of your FOI request. This means that if a there is a decision to release the document to you, you will receive only one copy, even if multiple copies of that document exists.
Publication of document

Where documents are released to you in response to your request, the Department 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.
Contacting the FOI Section

Should you wish to discuss your request you may contact the FOI Section at [Department of Home Affairs request email].

Kind regards,

FOI Officer
Freedom of Information
Department of Home Affairs
E: [Department of Home Affairs request email]

OFFICIAL

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