Gas Explosion, 2 injured Embassy staff, 26/04/2012, Kabul, Afghanistan

Christopher Wilson made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The request was refused by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

From: Christopher Wilson

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Dear Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

I am requesting a copy of the report and findings of the internal investigation of the gas explosion that accrued on the 26/April/2012 in which 2 female embassy staff where injured.

Yours faithfully,

Christopher Wilson

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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Dear Mr Wilson,

Thank you for your e-mail below seeking access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to:

'a copy of the report and findings of the internal investigation of the gas explosion that accrued on the 26/April/2012 in which 2 female embassy staff were injured.'

I would be grateful if you could clarify the scope of your request, as the annexes to the incident report comprise over 700 pages of documents. If the annexes were included within the scope of your request, this would attract a practical refusal under section 24 AA(a)(i) of the FOI Act, as processing a request of this size would require an unreasonable diversion of the Department's resources.

Yours sincerely,

Ada Cheung
a/g Director
Freedom of Information and Privacy Law Section
Domestic Law Branch
International Law Division
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Tel: +61 2 6261 3470
Fax: +61 2 6261 2144

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From: Christopher Wilson

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Dear FOI

Hello Ada

Thank you for your reply,

To narrow down my request, could you provide the follow please?
a, A copy of the report
without the annexes or attachments
b, A summary of or the titles of the annexes.

Many thanks

Yours sincerely,

Christopher Wilson

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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Our Ref: 1307-F597

Dear Mr Wilson,

Re: Freedom of Information (FOI) Request

Thank you for clarifying that you are seeking under the Freedom of Information Act 1982:

a) a copy of Report and Findings of the internal investigation of the gas explosion on 26 April 2012 in which 2 female embassy staff were injured; and
b) a summary of or the titles of the annexes to the Report.

Please note that the statutory time for processing your request starts commences today, as it is only now that we are able to establish the precise scope of your request.

Timing of release:
As the subject matter of your request will require DFAT to upload any documents released to you to the Department’s FOI Disclosure Log, I take this opportunity to advise you that the Department’s policy is to upload released documents within one business day of your receipt of the documents.

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me on (02) 6261 3470 or by return email.

Please note a copy of this email has been sent to Ms Indra McCormick, Director, Freedom of Information and Privacy Law Section, Domestic Legal Branch for his information.

Yours sincerely

Ada Cheung
Executive Officer
Freedom of Information and Privacy Law Section
Domestic Law Branch
International Law Division
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Tel: +61 2 6261 3470
Fax: +61 2 6261 2144

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Jennifer Pullen
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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Freedom of Information and Privacy      E |  [email address]
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Domestic Legal Branch      T |  +61 2 6261 1142

International Organisations and Legal Division W |  [1]www.dfat.gov.au

 
 
 
 

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