Reports and briefing on the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation on irregular migration and people smuggling

Asher Hirsch made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Federal Police

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear Australian Federal Police,

Under the Freedom of Information Act I request the following documents:

"Please provide reports and Ministerial briefings concerning the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation's activities relating to people smuggling and irregular migration. Please limit this request to between 2004 and 2013."

Yours faithfully,

Asher Hirsch

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Dear Mr Hirsch

         

I refer to your application dated 14 August 2017 in which you seek access
to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) as
follows:

 

Please provide reports and Ministerial briefings concerning the Jakarta
Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation's activities relating to people
smuggling and irregular migration. Please limit this request to between
2004 and 2013.

 

Information considered irrelevant to the scope of your request

 

The AFP, in its management of FOI requests, excludes the following
information on the basis that is irrelevant to the scope of a request:

 

-              Names of AFP members, other than the Senior Executive.

-              Direct telephone numbers, signatures and mobile telephone
numbers of AFP members.

-              Duplicate documents, including duplicate emails.  The AFP
will only provide emails where they form a final email chain and the
authors/recipients are contained within the final email. 

-              Information that is publicly available, for example,
newspaper articles, online publications including information available on
the AFP Information Publication Scheme and the AFP disclosure log.

 

If you object to the AFP excluding any of the above information, please
advise this office within seven days of receipt of this letter.

 

Your request was received by this agency on 14 August 2017 and the 30 day
statutory period for processing your request commenced from that date.

 

You will be notified of any charges in accordance with the Freedom of
Information (Fees and Charges) Regulations, should they apply, in relation
to your request as soon as practicable. 

 

Disclosure Log

 

Please be advised that in accordance with section 11C of the Act, an
agency is required to publish information on their website following the
notification of a decision in respect of a freedom of information
request. 

 

The requirement to publish information released under FOI reinforces the
objectives of the FOI Act to promote a pro-disclosure culture across
government and to increase recognition that information held by government
is a national resource.  Exceptions to the requirement to publish
information would apply to personal information and information concerning
the business affairs of a person if it was considered ‘unreasonable’ to do
so.  Details of the decision may be published in a Disclosure Log which
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Publication will be made in accordance with timeframes stipulated in
section 11C of the Act.

 

If, however, after noting the above, you wish to raise any concerns about
the publication of information concerning your request prior to the
notification of a decision, please advise this office in writing before 13
September 2017.  If you do not raise any concerns prior to the date of the
decision, the AFP will publish the information as notified to you in the
decision.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION OFFICER
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 61316131

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Dear Asher

 

I attach correspondence from the AFP about the progress of your FOI
request.

 

Kind regards

 

MATT BAILLIE
TEAM LEADER - FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 61312592  Ext 142592

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Dear  Mr Hirsch,

         

Your Freedom of Information Request

 

I refer to your application dated 13 August 2017 in which you seek access
to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act).

 

Upon consideration of your request, the AFP is of the view that your
request will take longer than 30 days to process.  The delay is
regrettable, however, due to the significant increase in the volume of
applications received at this time, delays are being experienced with the
assessing of the documents. As a result it will not be possible to advise
you of a decision by 12 October 2017.

 

Accordingly, pursuant to section 15AA of the Act, I seek your agreement to
extend the period to notify you of a decision to 11 November 2017.

 

I would be grateful if you would advise this office in writing via reply
email of your agreement to the proposed extension of time by 5 October
2017. 

 

If you have any queries in relation to this matter, please do not hesitate
to contact this office.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Elise (AFP12830)
TEAM MEMBER - FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 61316131  

[1]www.afp.gov.au

 

UNCLASSIFIED

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear Elise,

Thank you for your email. I agree to your request for an extension and note the new due date of 11 November 2017.

Yours sincerely,

Asher Hirsch

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear Jones, Elise,

This request is well overdue. Please can you provide the documents I have requested.

Yours sincerely,

Asher Hirsch

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear FOI

Please can you forward this to the person responsible for internal reviews.

I am requesting a review of this request because it not yet been responded to and is over 7 months overdue.

Yours sincerely,

Asher Hirsch

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Dear Mr Hirsch,

I refer to your email below. The AFP is continuing to progress your request and hopes to provide you with a decision in the coming weeks. However, as a decision has not yet been made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth), it is not at this stage possible for the AFP to conduct an internal review in relation to your request. In these circumstances, you may wish to contact the Information Commissioner to seek a review – information on making an application to the Information Commissioner can be found on the OAIC website https://www.oaic.gov.au.

Regards,

HELEN DREW
FOI AND INFORMATION LAW
AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE

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Dear Mr Hirsch,

 

Please find attached a decision, schedule of documents and released
documents in respect of your FOI request CRM2018/102.

 

Regards,

 

SOPHIE (AFP20849)
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL

Tel +61(0) 2 61316131
[1]www.afp.gov.au
[2]Australian Federal Police

 

 

UNCLASSIFIED

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