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From: Jay Doe

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Dear Department of Immigration and Border Protection,

Can I please request under the Freedom of Information Act the following:
1) Request for Comment Checklist (on the VACCU intranet site)
2) referral template (on the VACCU intranet site)
3) a print screen (or even better, print to a PDF printer) of the VACCU intranet site

Yours faithfully,

Jay Doe

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General information regarding travelling to 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
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visa application. 

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

 

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You can check your visa details and conditions on the Department’s Visa
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If you are experiencing technical difficulties in lodging your visa
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Superannuation – Evidence of Immigration Status

If you are seeking evidence of your own immigration status for
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Update Passport Details

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application. Details of our offices located around the world can be found
[13]here. The FOI Section does not process these forms. 

 

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If you wish to correct answers that you have provided to the Department
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·         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
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Duty Free concessions

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UNCLASSIFIED

 

In reply please quote:

FOI Request:       FA 18/06/00235

File Number:       ADF2018/64780

Dear Mr Doe

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 1 June 2018 seeking access to
documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

Please note that on 20 December 2017 the Home Affairs Portfolio, including
the Department of Home Affairs, was formally established. A request for
access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs will be limited
to documents held by the Department, and will not include documents held
by other agencies within the wider Home Affairs portfolio, which remain
separate agencies for the purposes of the FOI Act.

You have requested access to the following:

1) Request for Comment Checklist (on the VACCU intranet site)

2) referral template (on the VACCU intranet site)

3) a print screen (or even better, print to a PDF printer) of the VACCU
intranet site.

Your request was received by the Department on 1 June 2018 and has been
allocated FOI request number FA 18/06/00235. Please include your FOI
request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information
Section.

Timeframe for receiving your decision

The statutory timeframe for processing a request is 30 days from the date
upon which your application was received by the Department.

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your request.

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Publication will not be required where the documents contain personal or
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Contacting the FOI Section

Should you wish to discuss your request you may contact the FOI Section at
[1][email address].

 

Sarah Ingram

Administration Officer | Freedom of Information Section

FOI, Privacy and Records Management

Productivity and Compliance Division | Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs
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From: Jay Doe

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Dear Officer

Grateful if you could please advise the status of FOI request FA 18/06/00235

Yours sincerely,

Jay Doe

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Dear Mr Doe

Thank you for your email enquiring about the progress of your FOI request.

Please be advised that the Department is currently processing a large number of FOI requests. Our staff are working hard and the Department is committed to processing your request as quickly as possible.

Regards

FOI Officer, Freedom of Information Section
Freedom of Information and Records Management Branch
Productivity and Compliance Division
Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs
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Our references: FA 18/06/00235; ADF2018/64780

 

Dear Mr Doe,

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 1 June 2018, seeking access to the
following:

 

1) Request for Comment Checklist (on the VACCU intranet site)

2) referral template (on the VACCU intranet site)

3) a print screen (or even better, print to a PDF printer) of the VACCU
intranet site.

 

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

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

FOI Officer

Freedom of Information and Records Management Branch 

Productivity and Compliance Division

Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs

E: [1][email address]

 

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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Dear Jay Doe

 

FOI request: FA 18/08/01346

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 24 August 2018 seeking access to
the following:

1)    Any training material, policy documents/emails, guidelines regarding
the assessment of identity. In particular those regarding the assessment
of identity for stateless people, protection visa applicants and other
cohorts where identity documents are a concern for the department (eg
Afghans, Sri Lankans, etc). To narrow the scope of the search, I am
interested in how citizenship and protection visa processing officers
assess identity and what guidelines/training/policy they have been guided
by.

2)     A copy of and information about an "identity toolkit". This is
mentioned in paragraph 62 of BMF16 v Minister for Immigration and Border
Protection [2016] FCA 1530 (link:
[1]http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewd...

3)     A copy of the "risk-based quality assurance program" which is used
in the assessment of citizenship applications and any documents associated
with it. This is mentioned in paragraph 86 of the same court case.

 

 

This email is to advise you of my intention to refuse access to the
documents sought by you under section 24AA of the FOI Act.  Please find
attached the notice of intent to refuse access letter for further
information.

 

The FOI Act provides you with 14 days to respond, in writing, to this
notice, which is close of business Friday, 28 December 2018.

 

Regards

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Freedom of Information Section

Freedom of Information and Records Management Branch 

Productivity and Compliance Division

Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs

E: [2][DIBP request email]

 

 

 

 

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Our references: FA 18/08/01346; ADF2018/182770

 

Dear Jay Doe,

 

Freedom of Information Request

I refer to your email dated 24 August 2018 in which you requested access
to documents held by Department of Home Affairs under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

You specifically requested access to:

1) Any training material, policy documents/emails, guidelines regarding
the assessment of identity. In particular those regarding the assessment
of identity for stateless people, protection visa applicants and other
cohorts where identity documents are a concern for the department (eg
Afghans, Sri Lankans, etc). To narrow the scope of the search, I am
interested in how citizenship and protection visa processing officers
assess identity and what guidelines/training/policy they have been guided
by.

2) A copy of and information about an "identity toolkit". This is
mentioned in paragraph 62 of BMF16 v Minister for Immigration and Border
Protection [2016] FCA 1530 (link:
<http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewd...>)

3) A copy of the "risk-based quality assurance program" which is used in
the assessment of citizenship applications and any documents associated
with it. This is mentioned in paragraph 86 of the same court case.

In particular, Department notified you that, within 14 days of receipt of
that letter, you must advise Department that:

·         you wish to make a revised request; or

·         indicate that you do not wish to revise your request; or

·         withdraw your request.

The 14 day period has now expired.  As such, in accordance with section
24AB(7) of the FOI Act, Department considers that your request has been
withdrawn.

If you have any enquiries concerning this matter, please do not hesitate
to contact an FOI officer at [1][DIBP request email].

 

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Freedom of Information Section

Freedom of Information and Records Management Branch 

Productivity and Compliance Division

Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs

E: [2][DIBP request email]

 

 

 

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