Incident reports related to deaths/injuries at sea

Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Minister for Home Affairs

Waiting for an internal review by Minister for Home Affairs of their handling of this request.

From: Ben Fairless

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Dear Minister for Immigration and Border Protection,

I request, under the Freedom of Information Act, a copy of any
final document or most recent draft of a document which provides
details of the death or injury of individuals who meet the below
criteria:

1. individuals who have attempted to arrive in Australia without a
visa via water-based means (for example, by boat or ship) and;

2. Of those in criteria 1, those who were "turned back" either by
using the same transport in which they arrived, placing them into a
new form of transport (such as the widely reported "orange boats"),
or by transferring them to another ship owned or operated either by
the Australian Government or another Government (for example, the
Sri Lankan Government).

This request specifically excludes:
- Incidents which occurred prior to January 2014

I do not consent to the removal of names of either employees of the
Commonwealth or Employees of any other nation's Government.

Please note, a copy of this request has been sent to the Department and to the ACBPS. Please treat this request as the request for documents in the Minister's possession (I understand they are treated differently under FOI).

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

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From: FOI

UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Fairless

 

Transfer of request under section 16 of the FOI Act

 

I refer to your request received 28 July 2014, addressed to the Minister
for Immigration and Border Protection, in which you sought access under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) to documents relating
to:

 

I request, under the Freedom of Information Act, a copy of any final
document or most recent draft of a document which provides details of the
death or injury of individuals who meet the below

criteria:

 

1. individuals who have attempted to arrive in Australia without a visa
via water-based means (for example, by boat or ship) and;

 

2. Of those in criteria 1, those who were "turned back" either by using
the same transport in which they arrived, placing them into a new form of
transport (such as the widely reported "orange boats"), or by transferring
them to another ship owned or operated either by the Australian Government
or another Government (for example, the Sri Lankan Government).

 

This request specifically excludes:

- Incidents which occurred prior to January 2014

 

I do not consent to the removal of names of either employees of the
Commonwealth or Employees of any other nation's Government.

The documents relevant to your request are held by and more closely
connected to the functions of the Australian Customs and Border Protection
Service (ACBPS).

ACBPS has accepted the transfer of your request under s.16 of the FOI Act
on 8 August 2014 so they can make a decision on your request for access
to their documents.  

ACBPS will be writing to you directly concerning your request.  If you
want to make any enquiries relating to your request, please contact:
[email address]

 

Your sincerely

 

 

Janelle Raineri

FOI Inbox Manager

FOI & Privacy Policy Section
Parliamentary and Executive Coordination Branch  I  Immigration and Border
Protection Portfolio

E:  [1][email address]

 

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From: Ben Fairless

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Dear Minister for Immigration and Border Protection,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Minister for Immigration and Border Protection's handling of my FOI request 'Incident reports related to deaths/injuries at sea'.

DIBP has said that the request was transferred to ACBPS. No correspondence since this date has been forthcoming. Therefore, the Minister should continue to process this request.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/i...

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

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