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Submissions to consultation of Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018

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From: Tim Singleton Norton

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Dear Attorney-General's Department,

I am writing under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act to request the documents relating to submissions received as a result of the public consultation of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018.

This consultation closed on 10 September 2018 and whilst I acknowledge that a small number of submissions have been published on the consultation website, I request that all submissions supplied as a result of this consultation be released under FOI.

Yours faithfully,

Tim Singleton Norton

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UNCLASSIFIED
Dear Mr Norton

Freedom of Information Request FOI18/187

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) for access to documents.

The purpose of this email is to advise you that your request has been transferred to another agency.

Under section 16(1) of the FOI Act, a department can transfer a request if the requested document is not in the possession of the department but is in the possession of another agency or if the subject matter of the document is more closely connected with the functions of another agency.

Accordingly, on 26 September 2018, the department transferred your request to the Department of Home Affairs.

We received your request on 21 September 2018 and the 30 day statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. The transfer of your request does not affect the due date for completion of your request. You should therefore expect a decision from the Department of Home Affairs by 22 October 2018. However, the statutory period of 30 days may be extended if the Department of Home Affairs needs to consult third parties or for other reasons. The Department of Home Affairs will advise you if this happens.

More information is available on the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s Website. FOI fact sheet 16: Freedom of information – Extensions of time can be accessed here: https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-infor....

If you have any questions, please contact Claire by telephone on (02) 6141 6666 or by email [AGD request email].

Yours sincerely
Claire
FOI Case Officer

Freedom of Information and Parliamentary | Strategy and Governance Branch Attorney-General’s Department
T: 02 6141 6666| E: [AGD request email]

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Good afternoon Mr Singleton Norton

We refer to your FOI request, received on 21 September 2018, in which you have sought access to copies of all submissions received as a result of the public consultation of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018.

Copies of these submissions have now been published on the Department’s website and can be found here:
https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/con...

Given that these documents are now publicly available, could you please confirm that the Department may close your FOI request?

With kind regards
Freedom of Information Section
FOI, Privacy and Records Management Branch
Productivity and Compliance Division | Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs
E: [email address]

UNCLASSIFIED

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Good afternoon Mr Singleton Norton

We refer to the below email sent out on 15 October 2018 seeking your agreement to withdraw above mentioned FOI request considering that the documents are now publicly available. We do not appear to have a received a response to our email as of yet.

Please provide your response to our email by COB Wednesday 24 October 2018. Your request will be deemed withdrawn if we do not receive any response to this email by the due date.

FOI and Records Management Branch
Productivity and Compliance Division
Corportate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs

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Good Morning Mr Singleton Norton

We refer to the below email sent out on 15 October 2018 seeking your agreement to withdraw above mentioned FOI request considering that the documents are now publicly available. We do not appear to have a received a response to our email as of yet.

Please provide your response to our email by COB Friday 26 October 2018. Your request will be deemed withdrawn if you do not provide any response to the email by the due date.

FOI and Records Management Branch
Productivity and Compliance Division
Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs

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From: Tim Singleton Norton

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Dear FOI Officer,

Thank you, and apologies for the late response.

Can I confirm that ALL submissions received as a result of this consultation have now been published on the Home Affairs website?

If some have not been released due to privacy or other reasons, could you please advise the number of submissions that have been withheld?

Yours sincerely,

Tim Singleton Norton

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Attachment FA180901316 Practical Refusal Notice.pdf
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UNCLASSIFIED

 

Dear Mr Singleton Norton

 

FOI request: FA18/09/01316

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 21 September 2018 seeking access
to the following:

 

I am writing under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act to
request the documents relating to submissions received as a result of the
public consultation of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation
Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018.

 

This consultation closed on 10 September 2018 and whilst I acknowledge
that a small number of submissions have been published on the consultation
website, I request that all submissions supplied as a result of this
consultation be released under FOI.

 

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 Thursday, 6 December 2018.

 

 

Kind Regards

FOI Officer

FOI and Records Management Branch | Productivity and Compliance Division

Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs

T: 02 8861 4524  |  F: 02 8861 4865 

E: [1][email address]

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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.

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UNCLASSIFIED

 

Dear Mr Singleton Norton,

 

FOI request: FA18/09/01316

I refer to your email dated 21 September 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:

'All unpublished submissions received as a result of the public
consultation of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment
(Assistance and Access) Bill 2018.'

On 22 November 2018, Department notified you of its intention to refuse
your request on the basis that the work involved in processing your
request in its current form would substantially and unreasonably divert
the resources of Department from its other operations due to its broad
nature, size and complexity. 

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][email address].

 

Kind Regards

Reetu Kakkar

FOI Officer

FOI and Records Management Branch | Productivity and Compliance Division

Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs

T: 02 8861 4524  |  F: 02 8861 4865 

E: [2][email address]

 

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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.

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