January 3 Media Statement

Jeremy Cooper-Stout made this Freedom of Information request to Minister for Home Affairs

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From: Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Dear Minister for Immigration and Border Protection,

I write to request under the Freedom of Information Act:

- Correspondence received by the Minister where the author expresses a fear of going to Melbourne restaurants at night;
- Any correspondence, briefing document, meeting note or similar from the Department of Home Affairs which canvass a fear of dining out in Melbourne;
- Any media briefing prepared for the Minister in relation to the Minister's 3 January 2GB radio interview;
- Internal office emails relating to the January 3 media conference.

My time period for this search is from 21 December to 4 January.

Yours faithfully,
CD

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Minister for Home Affairs

UNCLASSIFIED

 

In reply please quote:

FOI Request:       FA 18/01/00171 

File Number:       ADF2018/3064 

Dear Mr CD

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 4 January 2018 seeking access
to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

Please note that on 20 December 2017 the Home Affairs Portfolio, including
the Department of Home Affairs, was formally established.  For the
purposes of the FOI Act, the Department of Home Affairs includes the
entirety of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, the
Australian Border Force and the Office of Transport Security from within
the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.  It also
includes specific functions from the Attorney-General’s Department, the
Department of Social Services and the Department of the Prime Minister and
Cabinet.

A request for access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs
will be limited to documents held by the Department, and will not include
documents held by other agencies within the wider Home Affairs portfolio,
which remain separate agencies for the purposes of the FOI Act.

You have requested access to the following:

- Correspondence received by the Minister where the author expresses a
fear of going to Melbourne restaurants at night;
- Any correspondence, briefing document, meeting note or similar from the
Department of Home Affairs which canvass a fear of dining out in
Melbourne;
- Any media briefing prepared for the Minister in relation to the
Minister's 3 January 2GB radio interview;
- Internal office emails relating to the January 3 media conference.

My time period for this search is from 21 December to 4 January..

Your request was received by the Department on 4 January 2018 and has been
allocated FOI request number FA 18/01/00171  .  Please include your FOI
request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information
Section. 

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From: FOI
Minister for Home Affairs

UNCLASSIFIED
Good afternoon

I refer to your request received on 4 January 2018 for access to documents under the FOI Act.

The current due date for your request is 5 February 2018. Due to leave commitments of key personnel during the January holiday period, we will not be able to finalise your request by the original due date.

The Department seeks your agreement under section 15AA of the FOI Act to extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 30 days. This would extend the due date for your request to 7 March 2018.

It would assist the Department in managing its FOI caseload if you could provide a response to this request by close of business, Monday 29 January 2018.

If you wish to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact me on the details below.

With kind regards
Freedom of Information Section
FOI, Privacy and Records Management Branch
Corporate Division
Department of Home Affairs
E: [email address]

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From: Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Dear FOI,

I agree to the extension of time.

Yours sincerely,

Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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UNCLASSIFIED
Good afternoon

FOI request FA 18/01/00171

I refer to your FOI request received on 4 January 2018, seeking access to the following:

'- Correspondence received by the Minister where the author expresses a fear of going to Melbourne restaurants at night;
- Any correspondence, briefing document, meeting note or similar from the Department of Home Affairs which canvass a fear of dining out in Melbourne;
- Any media briefing prepared for the Minister in relation to the Minister's 3 January 2GB radio interview;
- Internal office emails relating to the January 3 media conference.

My time period for this search is from 21 December to 4 January.'

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please find attached the decision record and documents released under the FOI Act.

This request has now been closed.

With kind regards
Freedom of Information Section
FOI, Privacy and Records Management Branch
Corporate Division
Department of Home Affairs
E: [email address]
UNCLASSIFIED

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