Number of Asylum seeker vessles since the abbot government tightened boarder security

Benjamin Atkinson-James made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

Department of Home Affairs did not have the information requested.

From: Benjamin Atkinson-James

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Dear Department of Immigration and Border Protection,

I am writing to request documents relating to the specific number of Asylum seeker boats or water craft turned back or escorted to Nauru, Since the Abbot government tightened boarder security in 2013.

Yours faithfully,
Benjamin.

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Dear Benjamin

 

Transfer of request under section 16 of the FOI Act

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) request
received 10 June 2015.

The documents relevant to your request are held by; and are more closely
connected to the functions of the Australian Customs and Border Protection
Service (ACBPS).

ACBPS has accepted the transfer of your request under section 16 of the
FOI Act; so they can make a decision on your request for access to their
documents.  

ACBPS will be writing to you directly concerning your request.  If you
wish to make any enquiries relating to your request, please contact:
[1][email address]

 

 

Your sincerely

 

 

Janelle Raineri

FOI Contact Officer I FOI Helpdesk

Freedom of Information Section

Immigration and Border Protection Portfolio

T: 02 6264 1580 

E:  [DIBP request email]

 

Please note I am out of the office from 2:30 PM

 

 

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Dear Mr Atkinson-James

 

Request for access to documents – Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act)

I refer to your email dated 10 June 2015 in which you have sought access
to documents held by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection
(DIBP) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

You have requested access to:

'documents relating to the specific number of Asylum seeker boats or water
craft turned back or escorted to Nauru, since the government tightened
border security in 2013.'

The subject matter of the documents requested by you is more closely
connected with the functions of the Australian Customs and Border
Protection Service (ACBPS) than the functions of the DIBP.  As such, your
request was transferred to ACBPS on 12 June 2015 under section 16 of the
FOI Act. 

 Your application was received on 10 June 2015, and the 30 day statutory
period for processing your request will commence from that date. 

I hope to be able to advise you of our decision on your request in the
near future. 

Where documents are released to you in response to your request, the ACBPS
may be required to publish these documents on its website within 10
working days in accordance with section 11C of the FOI Act.  Publication
will not be required where the documents contain personal or business
affairs information.

Should you have any queries regarding the progress of your request, please
contact me on the details below.

With kind regards
FOI Coordinator
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
P| 02 6275 5621
E| [1][email address]

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of Immigration and Border Protection and the Australian Customs and Border
Protection Service integrating into a single organisation - the Department
of Immigration and Border Protection - on 1 July 2015. At this time the
Australian Border Force will be established within the Department. Please
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Good morning Benjamin

 

Request for access to documents – Freedom of Information Act 1982

 

Please find attached a Notice of Decision in relation to your request
dated 10 June 2015 for your information.

 

With kind regards

FOI Coordinator

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

P| 02 6275 5621

E| [1][email address]

 

 

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