Irregular maritime arrivals who are stateless

Kieran Ingrey made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

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Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Department of Home Affairs should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Department of Immigration and Citizenship,

I request under the Freedom of Information Act all documents produced by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship relating to policy development and discussions from 1 December 2007 to present regarding the detention, management and removal of the class of irregular maritime arrivals (IMAs) who arrived in Australia after 1 December 2007, have completed their refugee status determination, and have been found to not be owed Australia's protection – but for whom return to their country of origin is not possible in the foreseeable future.


Kieran Ingrey

Department of Home Affairs

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Good afternoon Mr Ingrey,

Please see the attached acknowledgement of your FOI request.

Kind regards,

Jess Hallams
Freedom of Information Helpdesk
Department of Immigration and Citizenship

(See attached file: Kieran Ingrey.pdf)

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Henare Degan left an annotation ()

Hi Kieran,

Can I suggest you follow up with the department?

By law the department should have reponded by November 26, which makes this request 24 days overdue.