Minutes of NGO dialogue

Michael Green made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

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From: Michael Green

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Under the FOI Act please provide the minutes of the department's NGO dialogue from 2019.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Green

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FOI Request: FA 19/12/00662
File Number: OBJ2019/62118

Dear Mr Green,

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 12 December 2019 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).
You have requested access to the following:

Under the FOI Act please provide the minutes of the department's NGO dialogue from 2019.

Your request was received by the Department on 12 December 2019 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 19/12/00662. Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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FOI Request:   FA 19/12/00662

File Number:   OBJ2019/62118

 

Dear Mr Green,

 

The purpose of this email is to provide you with an update on the progress
of your FOI request received on 12 December 2019. You have requested
access to the following:

 

Under the FOI Act please provide the minutes of the department's NGO
dialogue from 2019.

 

As the NGO Dialogue has participants from outside the Department, we have
felt it advisable to undertake consultations with these third parties in
assessing the document for release.

Consistent with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s
Guidelines concerning consultation processes, the disclosure of your
identity to a third party may assist in reducing any concerns the third
parties may have regarding the disclosure of the information to you.
However, I am unable to disclose your identity to any third party without
your consent.

For the purpose of this consultation process, could you please indicate
whether you consent to the disclosure of your identity as the FOI
applicant?

 

I would appreciate your response by COB Tuesday 28 January 2020.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division

Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs

Email: [1][DIBP request email]

 

 

 

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From: Michael Green

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Dear FOI Officer,

Thank you for your correspondence. Yes I agree to your disclosing my identity as the FOI applicant for the purposes of this consultation.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Green

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Our References: FA 19/12/00662  : OBJ2019/62118

Dear Mr Green

I refer to your request received on 12 December 2019 for access to
documents under the FOI Act. You have requested  access to the
following: 

 

Under the FOI Act please provide the minutes of the department's NGO 
dialogue from 2019.

On 10 January 2020 you agreed to our request for an extension of time of
30 days. The current due date for your request is Monday 10 February
2020. 

On 23 January 2020 we wrote to you to advise that we were undertaking
consultations with third parties to assist in assessing the document for
release.

The Department will require additional time to complete the process of
consultation. We therefore seek your agreement to extend the timeframe for
the processing of your request for a further 15 days. This would change
the due date for your request to Tuesday 25 February 2020. 

I would appreciate your response by close of business, Monday 10 February
2020.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division

Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs

Email: [1][DIBP request email]

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From: Michael Green

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Dear FOI Officer,

re. References: FA 19/12/00662 : OBJ2019/62118

Thank you for your correspondence. Yes, I agree to extend the timeframe for
the processing of my request for a further 15 days.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Green

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Dear Mr Green

 

FOI request FA 19/12/00662

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 12 December 2019, seeking access
to the following:

'Under the FOI Act please provide the minutes of the department's NGO
dialogue from 2019.'

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please find attached
the decision record.

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division

Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs

Email: [1][DIBP request email]

 

 

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