MOU between INP and the AFP on Combating Transnational Crime

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

The request was refused by Australian Federal Police.

From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear Australian Federal Police,

Under Freedom of Information, I request a copy of the ‘Memorandum of Understanding between the Indonesian National Police and the Australian Federal Police on Combating Transnational Crime and Developing Police Cooperation’ dated June 13, 2002.

Yours faithfully,

Asher Hirsch

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Dear Mr Hirsch,

YOUR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

I refer to your application dated 18 June 2018 in which you seek access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) as follows:

" Under Freedom of Information, I request a copy of the ‘Memorandum of Understanding between the Indonesian National Police and the Australian Federal Police on Combating Transnational Crime and Developing Police Cooperation’ dated June 13, 2002."


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Yours sincerely

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Dear Mr Hirsch,

 

I refer to your FOI request in which you seek access to documents under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act).

 

Upon consideration of your request, the AFP is of the view that the
request will take longer than 30 days to process. The delay is
regrettable, however, due to searches still being undertaken to locate
documents it will not be possible to advise you of a decision by 18 July
2018.

 

Accordingly, pursuant to section 15AA of the Act, I am seeking your
agreement to extend the period to notify you of a decision to 17 August
2018.

 

I would be grateful if you would advise in writing by return email, of
your agreement to the proposed extension of time. 

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

SOPHIE (AFP20849)
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL

Tel +61(0) 2 61316131
[1]www.afp.gov.au
[2]Australian Federal Police

 

 

UNCLASSIFIED

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear FOI,

I agree to the 30 day extension and note the new due date on 17 August 2018.

Yours sincerely,

Asher Hirsch

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Dear Mr Hirsch,

 

Please find attached our decision in relation to your Freedom of
Information request relating to the Memorandum of Understanding between
the Indonesian Police and the AFP.

 

Kind regards,

 

TANYA (AFP14692)
FOI TEAM MEMBER

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL

Tel +61(0) 2 61316131

 

I am unavailable Fridays.
[1]Australian Federal Police

 

 

UNCLASSIFIED

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear Australian Federal Police,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Australian Federal Police's handling of my FOI request 'MOU between INP and the AFP on Combating Transnational Crime'.

I do not agree with the decision for this request. According to the decision, "MOUs between the Commonwealth and foreign governments are, by their nature, confidential agreements". I would like to dispute this reasoning.

Not all MOUs are confidential in nature. In fact, a number of MOU's between AFP and INP have already been made public. For example, see the 2005 MOU available publicly here:
http://www.interpol.go.id/en/legal-matte...

Similarly, many other MOUs between the Commonwealth and other foreign governments are public.

The reasoning behind the refusal to provide this document is incorrect. I request an internal review of this decision.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/m...

Yours faithfully,

Asher Hirsch

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The FOI Team can be contacted on 02 6131 6131

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Dear Mr Hirsch,

 

Please find attached the internal review decision for CRM2018/683.

 

Regards,

 

HELEN DREW
COORDINATOR, FOI AND INFORMATION LAW
[1]www.afp.gov.au
[2]Australian Federal Police

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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