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Safe migration awareness campaign in Sri Lanka, 2016

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Please provide copies of all communications between the Department of Home Affairs and the International Organization for Migration or the Association of Mobilizing Community Resources (AMCOR) in Sri Lanka regarding the 2016 Safe Migration Awareness campaign conducted by AMCOR in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.

Yours faithfully,

Elias Ross

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

In reply please quote:
FOI Request: FA 20/09/00646
File Number: OBJ2020/29664

Dear Mr Ross

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 11 September 2020 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

Scope of request
You have requested access to the following:

Please provide copies of all communications between the Department of Home Affairs and the International Organization for Migration or the Association of Mobilizing Community Resources (AMCOR) in Sri Lanka regarding the 2016 Safe Migration Awareness campaign conducted by AMCOR in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.

Your request was received by the Department on 11 September 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/09/00646 . 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.

Your review rights in relation to your request are available on the website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner here.
Exclusion of staff details

The Department’s policy is to exclude the personal details of staff not in the Senior Executive Service (SES), as well as the direct contact details of SES staff, contained in documents that fall within scope of an FOI request. If you require personal details of non-SES officers, or direct contact details of SES staff, please inform us so the decision maker may consider your request. Otherwise we will take it that you agree to that information being excluded from the scope of your request.

Duplicate documents

If the FOI decision-maker deems a document to be a duplicate, they will not assess those pages as part of your FOI request. This means that if a there is a decision to release the document to you, you will receive only one copy, even if multiple copies of that document exists.
Publication of document

Where documents are released to you in response to your request, the Department may be required to publish these documents on its website within 10 working days in accordance with section 11C of the FOI Act. Publication will not be required where the documents contain personal or business affairs information.
Contacting the FOI Section

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

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer
Freedom of Information
FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division
Strategy & Law Enforcement Group
Department of Home Affairs | Email: [DIBP request email]

OFFICIAL

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FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

Good afternoon,

I refer to your request received on 11 September 2020 for access to documents under the FOI Act.

The current due date for your request is 11 October 2020.

Due to the number of requests currently being processed by our office, we will not be able to finalise your request by the original due date.

The Department seeks your agreement under section 15AA of the FOI Act to extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 30 days. This would extend the due date for your request to 10 November 2020.

It would assist the Department in managing its FOI caseload if you could provide a response to this request by close of business, Friday 2 October 2020.

If you wish to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact the FOI section on the details below.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer
Freedom of Information
FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division
Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs | Email: [DIBP request email]

OFFICIAL

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Dear FOI,

I agreed to the extension request

Yours sincerely,

Elias Ross

Dear FOI,

Last month I agreed to an extension of 30 days under 15AA of the FOI Act in relation to this request. I am writing to confirm that this request will be fulfilled today.

Many thanks in advance.

Yours sincerely,

Elias Ross

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

Dear Mr Ross,

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.

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 and Records Management Branch | Data Division
Strategy & Law Enforcement Group
Department of Home Affairs | Email: [DIBP request email]

OFFICIAL

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Dear FOI,

I am writing to request an update on the progress of this request.

Many thanks in advance.

Yours sincerely,
Elias Ross

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

Dear Mr Ross

Re: FOI request FA 20/09/00646

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.

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

Freedom of Information Officer
FOI Section
FOI and Records Management Branch
Data Division
Strategy & Law Enforcement Group
Email: [DIBP request email]
Department of Home Affairs - www.homeaffairs.gov.au

OFFICIAL

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FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

Our references:

FOI Request: FA 20/09/00646

File Number: OBJ2020/29664

 

Dear Mr Ross

I refer to your request dated 11 September 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:

Please provide copies of all communications between the Department of Home
Affairs and the International Organization for Migration or the
Association of Mobilizing Community Resources (AMCOR) in Sri Lanka
regarding the 2016 Safe Migration Awareness campaign conducted by AMCOR in
Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.

I regret the delay in processing your request.

The Department has identified 12 documents that fall within the scope of
your request. These documents contain information that an organisation or
undertaking might reasonably wish to make an exemption contention because
of business information within the documents.

The Department must not decide to give access to the business affairs
information unless the third party about which that information relates
has been given a reasonable opportunity to make submissions in support of
the exemption contention.

The Department intends to consult a third party or parties prior to making
a decision on access to the documents under section 27 of the FOI Act. As
a result, the timeframe for processing this request has been extended by
30 days in accordance with subsection 15(6) of the FOI Act. However, I am
conscious that your request is already overdue and we will endeavour to
complete this process as soon as possible.

Seeking consent to disclose your identity

Consistent with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s
Guidelines concerning consultation processes, disclosing your identity to
a third party may assist in reducing any concerns that the third party may
have regarding the release of information to you. However, I am unable to
disclose your identity to any third party without your consent.

Would you please indicate whether you consent to the disclosure of your
identity as the FOI applicant for the purpose of the consultation process?

I would appreciate your response by Monday, 7 December 2020.

If you wish to discuss the matter, please to contact me at:
[1][DIBP request email].

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Position no. 60103474

FOI Section

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division

Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

Email: [2][DIBP request email]

Department of Home Affairs - [3]www.homeaffairs.gov.au

 

 

OFFICIAL

 

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Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of this information
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obligations under the Privacy Act 1988.  

Unsolicited commercial emails MUST NOT be sent to the originator of this
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References

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2. mailto:[DIBP request email]
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FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

Dear Mr Ross

 

I am following-up our request for your consent to disclose your name for
the purpose of the Department’s consultation with a third party regarding
the potential release of documents for your FOI request.

 

If you do not provide consent, the Department will not disclose your name
to the third party.

 

However, would you first please confirm that you wish to proceed with your
FOI request?

 

I would appreciate your response by Monday, 14 December 2020.

 

If you do not respond by this date, we will take it that you have
withdrawn your FOI request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Position no. 60103474

FOI Section

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division

Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

Email: [1][DIBP request email]

Department of Home Affairs - [2]www.homeaffairs.gov.au

 

 

 

OFFICIAL

 

From: FOI <[DIBP request email]>
Sent: Tuesday, 1 December 2020 2:08 PM
To: Elias Ross <[FOI #6710 email]>
Subject: HPRM: FOI request FA 20/09/00646 - seeking consent to disclose
name for third party consultation - due 7 Dec 2020 [SEC=OFFICIAL]

 

OFFICIAL

Our references:

FOI Request: FA 20/09/00646

File Number: OBJ2020/29664

 

Dear Mr Ross

I refer to your request dated 11 September 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:

Please provide copies of all communications between the Department of Home
Affairs and the International Organization for Migration or the
Association of Mobilizing Community Resources (AMCOR) in Sri Lanka
regarding the 2016 Safe Migration Awareness campaign conducted by AMCOR in
Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.

I regret the delay in processing your request.

The Department has identified 12 documents that fall within the scope of
your request. These documents contain information that an organisation or
undertaking might reasonably wish to make an exemption contention because
of business information within the documents.

The Department must not decide to give access to the business affairs
information unless the third party about which that information relates
has been given a reasonable opportunity to make submissions in support of
the exemption contention.

The Department intends to consult a third party or parties prior to making
a decision on access to the documents under section 27 of the FOI Act. As
a result, the timeframe for processing this request has been extended by
30 days in accordance with subsection 15(6) of the FOI Act. However, I am
conscious that your request is already overdue and we will endeavour to
complete this process as soon as possible.

Seeking consent to disclose your identity

Consistent with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s
Guidelines concerning consultation processes, disclosing your identity to
a third party may assist in reducing any concerns that the third party may
have regarding the release of information to you. However, I am unable to
disclose your identity to any third party without your consent.

Would you please indicate whether you consent to the disclosure of your
identity as the FOI applicant for the purpose of the consultation process?

I would appreciate your response by Monday, 7 December 2020.

If you wish to discuss the matter, please to contact me at:
[3][DIBP request email].

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Position no. 60103474

FOI Section

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division

Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

Email: [4][DIBP request email]

Department of Home Affairs - [5]www.homeaffairs.gov.au

 

 

 

OFFICIAL

 

Important Notice: The content of this email is intended only for use by
the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. If you have received
this email by mistake, please advise the sender and delete the message and
attachments immediately.  This email, including attachments, may contain
confidential, sensitive, legally privileged and/or copyright information.
 

Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of this information
by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. 
The Department of Home Affairs and ABF respect your privacy and have
obligations under the Privacy Act 1988.  

Unsolicited commercial emails MUST NOT be sent to the originator of this
email.

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[DIBP request email]
2. http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/
3. mailto:[DIBP request email]
4. mailto:[DIBP request email]
5. http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Dear FOI,

Apologies for the delayed response, I must have missed the end of your previous mail.

Unfortunately I am not willing to disclose my identity for the purposes of this request. I would like to proceed with the request, but do not consent to my name being provided to the third party.

Hope that we can still proceed. Many thanks in advance

Yours sincerely,

Elias Ross

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

Dear Mr Ross

Thank you for your response. I acknowledge that you do not wish your name to be disclosed for the purpose of consultation.

We will keep you advised about the progress of your request.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Officer
Position no. 60103474
FOI Section
FOI and Records Management Branch
Data Division
Strategy & Law Enforcement Group
Email: [DIBP request email]
Department of Home Affairs - www.homeaffairs.gov.au

OFFICIAL

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Dear FOI,

I am writing to request an update on this request. Many thanks in advance.

Yours sincerely,

Elias Ross

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

Dear Mr Ross

Re: FOI request FA 20/09/00646

I can advise that we have received advice from third parties about the potential release of the documents you have requested. We are currently considering this advice. This matter will be progressed as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Officer
Position no. 60103474
FOI Section
FOI and Records Management Branch
Data Division
Strategy & Law Enforcement Group
Email: [DIBP request email]
Department of Home Affairs - www.homeaffairs.gov.au

OFFICIAL

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