"Notes" between Mr. Martin Bowles and Hon. Scott Morrison

Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

Department of Home Affairs did not have the information requested.

From: Ben Fairless

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Dear Department of Immigration and Border Protection,

In a recent video documenting a hearing into the National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention, Mr. Martin Bowles, Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection can be seen writing notes to Scott Morrison on a pad of paper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvPPOTLR...

I request, under the Freedom of Information Act, access to this document in a scanned, electronic format.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

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Our references: FA 14/08/01188; ADF2014/30516

 

Dear Ben Fairless

 

Please find attached the acknowledgement of receipt for your recent FOI
Request. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Penelope Robb
FOI Helpdesk

FOI and Privacy Policy Section

Parliamentary and Executive Coordination Branch | Immigration and Border
Protection Portfolio

E: [1][email address]

 

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Dear Mr Fairless

I have been advised by the relevant business area that the document you have sought access to under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) no longer exists as the notes were not retained after the hearing. In light of this, I'd appreciate it if you could advise me by close of business Monday 1 September 2014 whether or not you wish to withdraw your request. If I have not received advice from you by this time the department will process your request under the FOI Act.

Regards,
Beth

Beth Morrison
FOI Inbox Manager
FOI and Privacy Policy Section - Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Telephone: (02) 6264 1699
Email: [DIBP request email]

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From: Ben Fairless

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Dear Beth,

Thanks for our chat. Can you continue to process this request under the provisions of the FOI Act.

Yours sincerely,

Ben Fairless

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Dear Mr Fairless

Thank you for your response. We will continue to process your FOI request as per your instruction below.

Regards,
Beth

Beth Morrison
FOI Inbox Manager
FOI and Privacy Policy Section - Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Telephone: (02) 6264 1699
Email: [DIBP request email]

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Our references: FA 14/08/01188;  ADF2014/30516

 

Dear Mr Fairless,

 

Re: Your Freedom of Information request

 

I am writing to inform you that I have been appointed as the authorised
decision maker for your FOI request, seeking access to:

 

In a recent video documenting a hearing into the National Inquiry into
Children in Immigration Detention, Mr. Martin Bowles, Secretary of the
Department of Immigration and Border Protection can be seen writing notes
to Scott Morrison on a pad of paper:
[1]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvPPOTLR...

 

I request, under the Freedom of Information Act, access to this document
in a scanned, electronic format.

 

As part of the department’s FOI service standard, I will update you every
14 days regarding the progress of your request, however please do not
hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or wish to discuss the
request in the interim.

 

 

Regards

 

 

Steven Hocking

Assistant Director

FOI & Privacy Policy Section

Parliamentary & Executive Coordination Branch | Immigration and Border

Protection Portfolio

T: 02 6264 1007

E: [2][email address]  

 

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policy can be viewed on the department's website at www.immi.gov.au.  See:
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Our references: FA 14/08/01188; ADF2014/30516

                      

Dear Mr Fairless,

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 23 August 2014, seeking access to
the following:

 

In a recent video documenting a hearing into the National Inquiry into
Children in Immigration Detention, Mr. Martin Bowles, Secretary of the
Department of Immigration and Border Protection can be seen writing notes
to Scott Morrison on a pad of paper:
<[1]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvPPOTLR...>

I request access to this document in a scanned, electronic format.

 

I have made a decision on this request. Please see attached my signed
decision letter and decision record.

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Steven Hocking

Assistant Director

FOI & Privacy Policy Section

Parliamentary & Executive Coordination Branch | Immigration and Border

Protection Portfolio

T: 02 6264 1007

E: [2][email address]  

 

UNCLASSIFIED

Important Notice: If you have received this email by mistake, please
advise
the sender and delete the message and attachments immediately.  This
email,
including attachments, may contain confidential, sensitive, legally
privileged
and/or copyright information.  Any review, retransmission, dissemination
or other use of this information by persons or entities other than the
intended recipient is prohibited.  DIBP respects your privacy and has
obligations under the Privacy Act 1988.  The official departmental privacy
policy can be viewed on the department's website at www.immi.gov.au.  See:
http://www.immi.gov.au/functional/privac...

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Vera Lystich left an annotation ()

Can I ask, Ben, why you instructed the Department to continue processing your FOI request even though Beth had advised the document had been destroyed?
Do you believe the document had not, in fact, been destroyed?

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