FOI Delegations - 2016
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From: Ben Fairless
Dear Australian Customs and Border Protection Service,
Can I please have a copy of the current FOI Delegations, and any related directions issued in respect of FOI.
I believe this information could be considered "operational information" so I therefore request release under the IPS, or under Administrative Access.
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Dear Mr Fairless
I refer to your request to access documents addressed to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.
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, being the Department of Immigration and Border Protection which includes the Australian Border Force.
Requests to access information held by the then Australian Customs and Border Protection Service should now be addressed to the Department. I have written to the Right to Know website to seek an update of this information.
I note that you have also submitted a similar request to the Department, and the Department will process your request identified as [email address] in connection to the document you seek.
No further action will be taken in connection to this request.
If you wish to discuss the matter please contact me on the details below.
Assistant Director | Freedom of Information Section Information Management Branch | Corporate Services Division Corporate Group Department of Immigration and Border Protection
P: 02 6264 1580
E: [ABF request email]