Minutes from the National Passengers Facilitation Committee

Asher Hirsch made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Under FOI please provide the minutes for the National Passengers Facilitation Committee. Please limit this request to meetings held over the last two years.

Yours faithfully,

Asher Hirsch

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FOI Request: FA 19/10/01421
File Number: OBJ2019/54839

Dear Mr Hirsch

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 23 October 2019 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department of Home Affairs) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

You have requested access to the following:
Provide the minutes for the National Passengers Facilitation Committee. Please limit this request to meetings held over the last two years.

Your request was received by the Department of Home Affairs on 23 October 2019 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 19/10/01421. Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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FOI Officer
Freedom of Information & Records Management Branch | Data Division
Department of Home Affairs
Email: [email address]
Website: www.homeaffairs.gov.au

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Good morning Mr Hirsch

I refer to your request received on 23 October 2019 for access to the following documents under the FOI Act:

The minutes for the National Passengers Facilitation Committee, limited to meetings held over the last two years.

The current due date for your request is 22 November 2019. 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 Sunday 22 December 2019. However, as this date falls on a non-working day, section 36(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 provides that the latest date the Department may issue a decision would be the next working day, which is Monday 23 December 2019.

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
Data Division | Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs
E: [DIBP request email]

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