register of Client Services Officers accredited in use of force

Paul Farrell made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Department of Home Affairs should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

From: Paul Farrell

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Dear Department of Immigration and Citizenship,

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) I request the following document:

The most current register of Client Service Officers trained and accredited in the use of force and restraints within the Immigration Detention Network.

To assist your agency in locating this information, the register is referred to in the document 'Immigration Detention Centre, Use of force, Policy and Procedure' at paragraph 3.17 which states: "the Senior Operations Manager/Operations Manager/CSM will maintain an up to date register of CSOs trained and accredited in the use of force and restraints."

Yours faithfully,

Paul Farrell

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Department of Home Affairs

Thank you for your email addressed to the  Freedom of Information (FOI)
Section in the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).

We have received your email and it will be actioned accordingly.

If this message has been received outside business operating hours 09.00
to 17.00 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) Monday to Friday, your request
will be actioned on the next business day.

For further information on FOI in DIAC and how to request access to or to
amend information held by DIAC, please [1]visit our website.

To access our disclosure log of information released under FOI by DIAC
[2]click here.

Kind regards

Freedom of Information
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Dear Mr Farrell,

Please see attached Acknowledgement of your FOI request.

(See attached file: Farrell FOI request 14112012.pdf)

Kind Regards
Shannon Bevan
FOI Officer
FOI & Privacy Policy Section
02 6264 4667
Freedom of Information Helpdesk
Department of Immigration and Citizenship
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Freedom of
Information
request -
Subject register of
Client Services
Officers
accredited in use
of force
Protective
Mark

     Dear Department of Immigration and Citizenship,
   
    Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) I request the
    following document:
   
    The most current register of Client Service Officers trained and
    accredited in the use of force and restraints within the
    Immigration Detention Network.
   
    To assist your agency in locating this information, the register is
    referred to in the document 'Immigration Detention Centre, Use of
    force, Policy and Procedure' at paragraph 3.17 which states: "the
    Senior Operations Manager/Operations Manager/CSM will maintain an
    up to date register of CSOs trained and accredited in the use of
    force and restraints."
   
    Yours faithfully,
   
    Paul Farrell
   
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The Department of Immigration and Citizenship sent a reply to my personal email address requesting an extension of time:

Request for Extension of Time - FA 12/11/00538 [SEC=IN-CONFIDENCE:CLIENT]
1 message
foi@immi.gov.au <foi@immi.gov.au> Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Reply-To: foi@immi.gov.au
To: paulfrancisfarrell@gmail.com
Cc: Erin.Welsh@immi.gov.au
Our references: FA 12/11/00538 ; ADF2012/34527

Dear Mr Farrell,

I refer to your request for access to documents relating to:
"The most current register of Client Service Officers trained and
accredited in the use of force and restraints within the
Immigration Detention Network.

To assist your agency in locating this information, the register is
referred to in the document 'Immigration Detention Centre, Use of
force, Policy and Procedure' at paragraph 3.17 which states: "the
Senior Operations Manager/Operations Manager/CSM will maintain an
up to date register of CSOs trained and accredited in the use of
force and restraints."

The current due date for your request is 14/12/2012. Whilst we endeavour to process your request as quickly as possible, due to the large backlog of requests currently being processed by our office, unfortunately we foresee that your request will not be finalised by the original due date.

As such, in accordance with the guidelines of the Information Commissioner and section 15AA(a) of the FOI Act, DIAC seeks your agreement to extend the timeframe for processing this request by 30 days.

This would make the due date for your request 13 January 2013.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could please provide a response to this request for extension of time by 22 November 2012.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss. Thank you very much for your patience.

Kind regards

Shannon Bevan

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Freedom of Information Helpdesk
Department of Immigration and Citizenship
Phone: (02) 6198 7525
Email: foi@immi.gov.au

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From: Paul Farrell

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Dear Ms Bevan,

Thankyou for your email. I do not consent to an extension of time of 30 days for this request. However, I will consent to a 15 day extension of time.

Regards,

Paul Farrell

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Department of Home Affairs

Thank you for your email addressed to the  Freedom of Information (FOI)
Section in the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).

We have received your email and it will be actioned accordingly.

If this message has been received outside business operating hours 09.00
to 17.00 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) Monday to Friday, your request
will be actioned on the next business day.

For further information on FOI in DIAC and how to request access to or to
amend information held by DIAC, please [1]visit our website.

To access our disclosure log of information released under FOI by DIAC
[2]click here.

Kind regards

Freedom of Information
Department of Immigration and Citizenship

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Dear Mr Farrell,

Thanks for your email.

I now note your new due date for your request is 30 December 2012.

Kind Regards,

Madi Stanford
FOI & Privacy Officer
FOI & Privacy Policy Section
P: +61 02 6198 7525
Freedom of Information Helpdesk
Department of Immigration and Citizenship
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Paul Farrell To [DIAC request email]
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Re: Acknowledgement
21/11/2012 04:40 PM Subject of FOI Request  
 [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
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Mark

     Dear Ms Bevan,
   
    Thankyou for your email. I do not consent to an extension of time
    of 30 days for this request. However, I will consent to a 15 day
    extension of time.
   
    Regards,
   
    Paul Farrell
   
   

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From: Paul Farrell

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Hi Madi,

Please provide me with an update on the status of this request, it is now long overdue

Cheers,

Paul Farrell

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Department of Home Affairs

Thank you for your email addressed to the Freedom of Information (FOI)
Section in the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).

We have received your email and it will be actioned accordingly.

If this message has been received outside business operating hours 09.00
to 17.00 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) Monday to Friday, your request
will be actioned on the next business day.

For further information on FOI in DIAC and how to request access to or to
amend information held by DIAC, please [1]visit our website.

To access our disclosure log of information released under FOI by DIAC
[2]click here.

Kind regards

Freedom of Information
Department of Immigration and Citizenship

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Our references: FA 12/11/00538 ; ADF2012/34527

Dear Mr Farrell

Thank you for your enquiry regarding your request for:

The most current register of Client Service Officers trained and
accredited in the use of force and restraints within the Immigration
Detention Network.

To assist your agency in locating this information, the register is
referred to in the document 'Immigration Detention Centre, Use of force,
Policy and Procedure' at paragraph 3.17 which states: "the Senior
Operations Manager/Operations Manager/CSM will maintain an up to date
register of CSOs trained and accredited in the use of force and
restraints."

Your enquiry has been referred to me as manager of the FOI Help Desk. Your
request is waiting allocation to a decision maker. At this point, DIAC is
allocating requests that were received in August 2012.

Once your request has been allocated to a decision maker, she or he will
contact you to discuss the way that he or she intends to progress your
request.

Yours sincerely

Angela O'Neil
Assistant Director
FOI & Privacy Policy
Department of Immigration and Citizenship
Telephone: (02) 6264 1382
Email: angela.o'[email address]
Freedom of Information Helpdesk
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Paul Farrell To [DIAC request email]
<[FOI #13 email]>  cc
Re: Acknowledgement
24/01/2013 04:02 PM Subject of FOI Request  
 [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
Protective
Mark

     Hi Madi,
   
    Please provide me with an update on the status of this request, it
    is now long overdue
   
    Cheers,
   
    Paul Farrell
   
   

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