Summary of process for determining vessel names
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From: Luke Bacon
Dear Department of Home Affairs,
Could you please provide a document that contains a description of the process by which names of vessels intercepted by the Australian Border Force are produced. To help clarify what I mean, the description might explain that the names of vessels were told to the ABF by their captains, or that some kind of sequential naming system is used to generate names by the ABF.
A list of vessels are named in this previously released document, which helps provide an example: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/foi/files...
If possible, please direct me to an existing public document or provide the document informally. If this is not possible, please proceed with this as a formal information request under the Act.
I would like to request the most recent document describing this process, but I would also like to know if this process has changed over time if you wouldn't mind letting me know if you learn about that during your search.
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Department of Home Affairs
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FOI Request: FA 20/10/00858
File Number: OBJ2020/32485
Dear Mr Bacon
Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request
I refer to your correspondence received on 17 October 2020 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).
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You have requested access to the following:
A document that contains a description of the process by which names of vessels intercepted by the Australian Border Force are produced. To help clarify what I mean, the description might explain that the names of vessels were told to the ABF by their captains, or that some kind of sequential naming system is used to generate names by the ABF.
Your request was received by the Department on 17 October 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/10/00858 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.
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