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From: Regina Jefferies

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Under Freedom of Information, I request the following information:

Procedural Instruction: Managing claimants for protection

Yours faithfully,

Regina Jefferies

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FOI Request: FA 20/01/00730
File Number: OBJ2020/1929

Dear Ms Jefferies,

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 17 January 2020 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

You have requested access to the following:

Under Freedom of Information, I request the following information:

Procedural Instruction: Managing claimants for protection

Your request has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/01/00730. Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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Dear FOI,

I note that a response to this request is long overdue. Please provide an update on the status.

Yours sincerely,

Regina Jefferies

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A number of documents have been identified as falling within the scope of your request and an FOI Officer will be reviewing those documents in due course. A decision on access will be made on your request and you will be notified of this as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely

FOI Officer
Freedom of Information
FOI & Records Management Branch | Data Division
Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs | www.homeaffairs.gov.au
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FOI Request:      FA 20/01/00730

File Number:     OBJ2020/1929   

   

 

Dear Ms Jefferies

 

I refer to your correspondence received on 17 January 2020 seeking access
to a document held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department)
under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

 

You have requested access to the following document:

 

Procedural Instruction: Managing claimants for protection

 

The relevant business area of the Department has identified a historical
Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) titled ‘Managing claimants for
protection’. The SOP has been replaced with a new Procedural Instruction
(PI) titled ‘Protection claims at the Border’, which was largely based on
the SOP.

 

You have previously requested the Protection Claims at the Border PI and
the document was released to you under the FOI Act (Reference no. FOI
18/11/01547). The document is published on the Department’s FOI Disclosure
Log at:
[1]https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/foi/files...

 

As such, please advise whether you still wish to request access to the
historical document or if you would like to withdraw your request.

 

Please respond within 7 calendar days or we will assume your request is
withdrawn.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division

Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs

Email: [2]mailto:[DIBP request email]

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In reply please quote:

FOI Request:      FA 20/01/00730

File Number:      OBJ2020/1929   

   

 

Dear Ms Jefferies

 

I refer to your correspondence received on 17 January 2020 seeking access
to a document held by the Department of Home Affairs under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982.

 

On 2 June we contacted you to clarify the scope of your request. As we do
not appear to have received a response from you within the requested
timeframe, we will consider your request to be withdrawn. Please contact
us by COB Friday 12 June if you would like us to keep processing your
request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Officer

Freedom of Information

FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division

Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs

Email: [1][DIBP request email]

 

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Subject: HPRM: RE: Freedom of Information request - Procedural
Instruction: Managing claimants for protection [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

UNCLASSIFIED

In reply please quote:

FOI Request:      FA 20/01/00730

File Number:     OBJ2020/1929   

   

 

Dear Ms Jefferies

 

I refer to your correspondence received on 17 January 2020 seeking access
to a document held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department)
under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

 

You have requested access to the following document:

 

Procedural Instruction: Managing claimants for protection

 

The relevant business area of the Department has identified a historical
Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) titled ‘Managing claimants for
protection’. The SOP has been replaced with a new Procedural Instruction
(PI) titled ‘Protection claims at the Border’, which was largely based on
the SOP.

 

You have previously requested the Protection Claims at the Border PI and
the document was released to you under the FOI Act (Reference no. FOI
18/11/01547). The document is published on the Department’s FOI Disclosure
Log at:
[3]https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/foi/files...

 

As such, please advise whether you still wish to request access to the
historical document or if you would like to withdraw your request.

 

Please respond within 7 calendar days or we will assume your request is
withdrawn.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division

Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs

Email: [4]mailto:[DIBP request email]

 

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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From: Regina Jefferies

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Dear FOI,

Apologies for the delayed response. I thought that I previously responded to your request to clarify the scope of the request. If possible, I would like to amend the scope of the request for access to the historical Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) titled ‘Managing claimants for
protection’. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Regina Jefferies

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Dear Ms Jefferies

 

FOI Request FA 20/01/00730

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 17 January 2020 seeking access to
the following:

 

Procedural Instruction: Managing claimants for protection

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please find attached
the decision record and document released under the FOI Act.

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Officer

Freedom of Information

FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division

Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs

Email: [1][DIBP request email]

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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