Number of serving personnel with criminal convictions and the nature/types of those convictions

Citizen made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Border Force

Australian Border Force did not have the information requested.

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Dear Australian Customs and Border Protection Service,

This is an application for the purposes of the FOI Act.

I am seeking information regarding documents or correspondence that reveal:

(1) the number of serving Service personnel with criminal convictions;
(2) the ranks/gradings of those personnel,
(3) the nature/type of convictions outlined in (1),
(4) the number of personnel dismissed from the Service following criminal convictions from January 1 2013- November 1 2016,
(5) the nature/type of criminal convictions resulting in dismissal in (4).

Yours faithfully,
Citizen

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Our references: FA 16/11/00429; ADF2016/66799

 

Good morning

 

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

 

This email refers to an access request received under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) on 6 November 2016, seeking access to:

'documents or correspondence that reveal:

(1) the number of serving Service personnel with criminal convictions;

(2) the ranks/gradings of those personnel,

(3) the nature/type of convictions outlined in (1),

(4) the number of personnel dismissed from the Service following criminal
convictions from January 1 2013- November 1 2016,

(5) the nature/type of criminal convictions resulting in dismissal in
(4).'

 

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Our references: FA 16/11/00429; ADF2016/66799

 

Dear Citizen,

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 6 November 2016, seeking access
to the following:

 

'documents or correspondence that reveal:

(1) the number of serving Service personnel with criminal convictions;

(2) the ranks/gradings of those personnel,

(3) the nature/type of convictions outlined in (1),

(4) the number of personnel dismissed from the Service following criminal
convictions from January 1 2013- November 1 2016,

(5) the nature/type of criminal convictions resulting in dismissal in
(4).'

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please see attached
the signed decision letter.

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Regards

 

 

Rudi Rajic
Freedom of Information Officer

Information Management Branch | Corporate Services Division

Corporate Group

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

P: 02 6264 1757

E: [1][email address

 

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Interesting that Australian Border Force do not have at their ready disposal information regarding the criminal convictions of staff. I shall write to Minister Dutton, shadow Minister Neuman and my local federal member regarding the fact that this information is not readily available.

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