Purpose and budget of new Border Force podcast

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From: Luke Bacon

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Dear Australian Customs and Border Protection Service,

I would like the latest document that describes the purpose/aims of the podcast recently launched by the department, and its proposed budget.

This is the podcast I'm referring to: http://www.border.gov.au/australian-bord...

If you can treat this as an informal request please do so, otherwise, please process this as a formal FOI request.

Thanks for your help. Have a good weekend,

Luke Bacon

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Yours Sincerely

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Information updated 30 September 2016

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Good morning Mr Bacon

We refer to your email of 28 October 2016, addressed to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACPBS).

On 1 July 2015, the functions of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and were integrated into a new Department. The Australian Border Force was established as the new front-line operational agency within the Department. As such, the Department has received your request and is now responding.

In relation to the podcast you have referred to, we can advise the following:
• The Australian Border Force podcast is a departmental initiative supplementing the Department’s existing social media channels.
• It provides an opportunity for the department to speak directly to the public in an open and transparent way about its role at the Australian border and the contribution it makes to a safe and secure community.
• It is similar to podcasts produced by Emergency Management Australia, the Federal Department of Communications and the Arts, and the Department of Human Services.
• It is produced by the Department’s communication team within existing resources and budgets.

We trust this information satisfies your query. Unless the Department hears further from you, we will assume that your query is resolved, and will take no further action in the matter.

With kind regards
Freedom of Information Section
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From: Luke Bacon

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Hi there,

Thanks for that information. I'd like to continue with the FOI request though for the latest document produced by the department’s communications team that describe the project’s purpose and budget. For example, it could be a report or email that puts forward the project for approval by the minister or department head for example.

Thanks for your response, I really apreciate it.

Warm regards,

Luke Bacon

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Your email has been received by the Department of Immigration and Border
Protection’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Section. Please note that we
will only action and respond to FOI requests and other matters relating to
the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

 

If your email is a valid FOI request, the Department will contact you
shortly to acknowledge your request. Please be aware that there has been a
significant increase in the number of FOI requests received and that there
may be delays in the processing of your request. Please do not send
duplicate emails as this may also cause delays in processing times.

 

For matters not relating to the Freedom of Information Act 1982, your
email will not be actioned by the FOI Section. As a matter of guidance,
please refer to the information below to assist in the resolution of your
enquiry.

 

General information regarding travelling Australia

Information for visitors to Australia can be found [1]here.

Information regarding potential visa options can be found [2]here.

 

Request for a copy of your Visa Refusal or Visa Grant letter

If you have lost or misplaced correspondence regarding your Visa Refusal
or Visa Grant, or you wish to confirm the authenticity of your Visa
Refusal or Visa Grant, you should contact the office where you lodged your
visa application. 

Details of our offices located around the world can be found [3]here.

 

Queries regarding your current Visa status

You can check your visa details and conditions on the Department’s Visa
Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) portal.  If you do not have the
necessary reference numbers to access the VEVO portal, you should contact
the office where you lodged your visa application for further information.

 

Refund of Visa fees

If you are seeking a refund of fees associated with your Visa, you should
contact the office where you lodged your visa application.  Details of our
offices located around the world can be found [4]here.

 

Making a Visa application

Registered migration agents are authorised to provide immigration advice
or assistance, including advice regarding the lodgement of visa
applications. Further information on migration agents may be found
[5]here.  Please note that the Department is unable to assist you in this
regard.

 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties in lodging your visa
application through ImmiAccount, you should submit your concerns through
the ImmiAccount Technical Support Form, which is accessible [6]here.

 

Australian Citizenship

If you are seeking evidence of your Australian Citizenship, you should
complete Form 119, which can be found [7]here.  Details on where to send
your completed form may be found on page 8 of the Form.  This form will
not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Information on how to apply for Australian citizenship, information for
Australian citizens and Australian Citizenship Day can be found [8]here.

 

Movement Records/Travel History

If you are seeking evidence of your own travel movements/history you
should complete Form 1359, which can be found [9]here. Details on where to
send your request may be found on page 1 and 2 of the Form. This request
will not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Superannuation – Evidence of Immigration Status

If you are seeking evidence of your own immigration status for
superannuation purposes, you should complete Form 1194, which can be found
[10]here. Details on where to send your completed form may be found on
page 1 of the Form. This request will not be actioned by the FOI Section.

 

Update Passport Details

Information on how to update your address or passport details can be found
[11]here.

 

Notification of Change in Circumstances

If you have lodged a visa application and your circumstances have changed,
you should submit [12]Form 1022 to the office where you lodged your visa
application. Details of our offices located around the world can be found
[13]here. The FOI Section does not process these forms. 

 

Notification of incorrect answers

If you wish to correct answers that you have provided to the Department
either:

·        in a visa application

·        on a passenger card or

·        in response to a notice given to you by the Department inviting
you to comment on possible non-compliance with an obligation to correct
incorrect information

you should submit [14]Form 1023 to the Department. Details of our offices
located around the world can be found [15]here. The FOI Section does not
process these forms. 

 

Duty Free concessions

Information relating to duty free concessions can be found [16]here.

 

General Enquiries

If you have a question, which has not been answered above, and which is
about visa, citizenship, trave or trade, including brining goods in and
out of Australia, please refer to our general enquiries web form [17]here.

 

 

Yours Sincerely

FOI Helpdesk

Freedom of Information Section

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Information updated 30 September 2016

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3. http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/o...
4. http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/o...
5. https://www.mara.gov.au/
6. https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Immi...
7. http://www.border.gov.au/Forms/Documents...
8. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Citi
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10. http://www.border.gov.au/Forms/Documents...
11. http://www.border.gov.au/Lega/Lega/Form/...
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Our references: FA 16/11/00164; ADF2016/65791

 

Dear Mr Bacon

 

On 31 October 2016, the Department received your request for access to
documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).  You
are seeking access to:

 

'the latest document produced by the department’s communications team that
describe the project’s purpose and budget. For example, it could be a
report or email that puts forward the project for approval by the minister
or department head for example'

 

Your request has been allocated FOI request number FA 16/11/00164. Please
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Dear Mr Bacon,

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 31 October 2016, seeking access
to the following:

 

‘the latest document produced by the department’s communications team that
describe the project’s purpose and budget. For example, it could be a
report or email that puts forward the project for approval by the minister
or department head for example'

 

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

 

The FOI Act requires that information in accessed documents must be
published to members of the public on a website as outlined in section
11C(3). Further, the FOI Act requires that the information be published
within 10 working days after the day the person is given access to the
document (section 11C(6)). Therefore, the documents subject to your FOI
request will be published on the Department’s FOI Disclosure Log shortly.

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Katie Meyboom
FOI Officer

Information Management Branch

Corporate Services Division | Corporate Group

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

PO Box 25,  BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Email: [2][email address]

 

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From: Luke Bacon

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Thanks very much Katie,

Best wishes,

Luke Bacon

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