Ministerial briefings for Lombok meeting

Asher Hirsch made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Federal Police

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear Australian Federal Police,

Under Freedom of Information I request the following:

Ministerial briefings and other briefings for senior officials relating to the meeting in Lombok on August 5 2018.

Yours faithfully,

Asher Hirsch

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Dear Mr Hirsch,

               

YOUR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

 

I refer to your application dated 5 September 2018 in which you seek
access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) as
follows:

 

”Ministerial briefings and other briefings for senior officials relating
to meeting in Lombok on August 5 2018.”

 

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Dear Mr Hirsch,

 

YOUR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

 

I refer to your application dated 5 September 2018 in which you seek
access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) as
follows:

 

”Ministerial briefings and other briefings for senior officials relating
to meeting in Lombok on August 5 2018.”

 

Update on Your Request

Preliminary enquiries concerning your request for documents have been made
which indicate the Department of Home Affairs has received the same
request for access to documents. Please be advised the Department of Home
Affairs hold the documents you seek and are presently processing the
request. Noting this, I am writing to you to seek your withdrawal of your
request.

 

Please advise this office in writing whether you wish to withdraw your
request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

NICOLINE (AFP 22695)
LAWYER – FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel (02) 6131 6131 
[1]www.afp.gov.au
[2]Australian Federal Police

 

 

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear Nicoline,

Thank you for your email.

While the Department of Home Affairs may have some of the documents, such as briefings to the Minister for Home Affairs, I would like to know whether the AFP has other documents such as briefings to senior officials in the AFP.

Therefore, perhaps it is easiest to modify the request to only "briefings to senior AFP officers", and remove the request for Ministerial briefings, which should be held by DHA.

Please let me know if this will address your request.

Yours sincerely,

Asher Hirsch

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Dear Mr Hirsch,

Thank you for your email.

Your Freedom of Information request has been revised as follows:

”Briefings to senior AFP officers relating to meeting in Lombok on August 5 2018 and remove the request for Ministerial briefings, which should be held by DHA”

Our office will continue to progress your Freedom of Information request with the revised scope.

Please do not hesitate to contact this office if you wish to discuss any aspect of your request.

Yours sincerely,

NICOLINE (AFP 22695)
LAWYER – FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

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Dear Mr Hirsch,

 

Your Freedom of Information Request

 

I refer to your application dated 5 September 2018, in which you seek
access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) as
follows:

 

“Briefings to senior AFP officers relating to meeting in Lombok on August
5 2018 and remove the request for Ministerial briefings, which should be
held by DHA”

 

Update on your request

Upon consideration of your request, the AFP is of the view that your
request will take longer than 30 days to process.  The delay is
regrettable, however, due to delays being experienced by the relevant AFP
line areas, who are still in the process of gathering the information, and
the subsequent delays in receiving the documents by this office, we are of
the view that additional time is required to process your request. We
apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Request for extension under section 15AA

Accordingly, pursuant to section 15AA of the Act, I seek your agreement to
extend the period to notify you of a decision by two weeks (14 days) to 19
October 2018.

 

I would be grateful if you would advise this office in writing of your
agreement to the proposed extension of time. 

 

If you have any queries in relation to your matter, please do not hesitate
to contact this office.

 

Kind regards,

 

NICOLINE (AFP 22695)
LAWYER - INFORMATION LAW AND FOI
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel (02) 6131 6131 
[1]www.afp.gov.au
[2]Australian Federal Police

 

 

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear FOI,

Thanks you for your email. I agree to your request for extension.

Yours sincerely,

Asher Hirsch

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Dear Mr Hirsch,

 

Your Freedom of Information Request

 

I refer to your application dated 5 September 2018, in which you seek
access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) as
follows:

 

“Briefings to senior AFP officers relating to meeting in Lombok on August
5 2018 and remove the request for Ministerial briefings, which should be
held by DHA”

 

Update on your request

Upon consideration of your request, the AFP is of the view that your
request will require an additional week (7 days) to process.  The delay is
regrettable, however, due to delays being experienced by the relevant AFP
line areas, who are still in the process of reviewing the relevant
information, and the subsequent delays in receiving the documents by this
office, we are of the view that additional time is required to process
your request. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Request for extension under section 15AA

Accordingly, pursuant to section 15AA of the Act, I seek your agreement to
extend the period to notify you of a decision by an additional week (7
days) to 26 October 2018. I would be grateful if you would advise this
office in writing of your agreement to the proposed extension of time. 

 

If you have any queries in relation to your matter, please do not hesitate
to contact this office.

 

Kind regards,

 

NICOLINE (AFP 22695)
LAWYER - INFORMATION LAW AND FOI
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel (02) 6131 6131 
[1]www.afp.gov.au
[2]Australian Federal Police

 

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your ongoing work on this request. I appreciate the update and the earlier phone call. I agree to an extension.

Yours sincerely,

Asher Hirsch

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Our ref: CRM 2019/136

 

 

Good morning Mr Hirsch,

 

Your Freedom of Information Request

 

I refer to your application dated 5 September 2018 in which you sought
access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth).
Please see attached decision regarding your freedom of information
request.

 

Kind regards,

 

NICOLINE (AFP 22695)
LAWYER - INFORMATION LAW AND FOI
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel (02) 6131 6131 
[1]www.afp.gov.au
[2]Australian Federal Police

 

 

 

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