Operation Fortitude

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

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From: Michael Galbraith

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Dear Department of Immigration and Border Protection,

This is an application to access documents held by the Australian
Border Force (“ABF”) pursuant to s15 of the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (Cth).

Please provide all documents referring to the ABFs participation in Operation Fortitude, conducted in Melbourne on August 28 and 29 2015.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Galbraith

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Dear Mr Galbraith

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 28 August 2015 seeking access to:
'all documents referring to the ABFs participation in Operation Fortitude, conducted in Melbourne on August 28 and 29 2015.'

Your request has been allocated FOI request number FA 15/08/01808. Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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Alison Smith
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Department of Immigration and Border Protection
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Attachment FA 15 08 01808 Notice of Consultation.pdf
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Our references: FA 15/08/01808; ADF2015/45878

 

 

Dear Mr Galbraith

 

I refer to your request to the Department of Immigration and Border
Protection seeking access to documents under the Freedom of Information
Act 1982.

 

Please find attached a letter to you advising that the Department is
required to formally consult with a third party in relation to the
proposed release of documents.

 

The due date for you request is now 27 October 2015.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Linda Rossiter
Freedom of Information Section

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
E:  [1][DIBP request email]

 

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Our references: FA 15/08/01808; ADF2015/45878

Dear Mr Galbraith,

I refer to your FOI request received on 28 August 2015, seeking access to the following:

"all documents referring to the ABFs participation in Operation Fortitude, conducted in Melbourne on August 28 and 29 2015"

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please see attached the notification letter, decision record, schedule of documents and documents released under the FOI Act.

In accordance with the requirements of section 11C of the FOI Act the documents will be published on the Department's FOI Disclosure Log.

This request has now been closed.

With kind regards

Alison Smith
FOI Officer | Freedom of Information Section Access to Information Branch Department of Immigration and Border Protection
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