To the Department of Immigration and Citizenship,
Under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) I request the following document:
Incident Detail Report 1-2UMYBH from the Department's Compliance, Case Management, Detention and Settlement Portal. I also request any documents attached to the detailed report.
Dear Mr Walz
Thank you for your FOI request below.
I am writing to advice that the department is unable to treat your request as valid due to the operation of Section 15 of the FOI Act.
Section 15 of the FOI Act states that FOI requests for access must provide such information concerning the document as is reasonably necessary to enable a responsible officer of the agency to identify it.
As the incident report you have requested in the subject of your email is different to the incident report you have requested in the body of the email, we are not able to determine which incident report you are actually seeking.
Grateful if you could please clarify what you are seeking, otherwise the department will not be progressing this request. For your information I have included the relevant section of the FOI Act below.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982 - SECT 15 Requests for access Persons may request access
(1) Subject to section 15A, a person who wishes to obtain access to a document of an agency or an official document of a Minister may request access to the document.
Requirements for request
(2) The request must:
(a) be in writing; and
(aa) state that the request is an application for the purposes of this Act; and
(b) provide such information concerning the document as is reasonably necessary to enable a responsible officer of the agency, or the Minister, to identify it; and
(c) give details of how notices under this Act may be sent to the applicant (for example, by providing an electronic address to which notices may be sent by electronic communication).
I hope this information is of assistance and I look forward to your response.
A/g Assistant Director
Telephone: (02) 6225 6988