Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I would like to request documents that describe the initial introduction of the use of Boat IDs in Australia's immigration system, from the year of or proceeding their first use.

These might be a emails or other correspondence discussing their proposed use, or plans/briefings/papers etc. that include or discuss the proposal.

If these documents are already available publically or were released in an earlier request, please simply direct me to them. Otherwise, please consider this a formal request under the Act.

Yours faithfully,

Luke

Department of Home Affairs

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I would like to request documents that describe the initial introduction of the use of Boat IDs in Australia's immigration system, from the year of or proceeding their first use.

These might be a emails or other correspondence discussing their proposed use, or plans/briefings/papers etc. that include or discuss the proposal.

If these documents are already available publically or were released in an earlier request, please simply direct me to them. Otherwise, please consider this a formal request under the Act.
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Thank you for this information Derek, and for your searches.

During your research with the relevant business areas, did you learn in which agency Boat ID's were developed?

It would also be useful to learn about their adoption by the Department, did you discover documents in that area, or is that covered by the scope of this request and no document exists?

Yours sincerely,

Luke Bacon

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Good Afternoon Luke,

As advised in the decision record for the documents in the scope of this request that no document exists. You are of course free to lodge a review of this decision as specified in the decision record.

Regards

Derek

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