Taskforce Nemesis - Canberra

Phil Richards made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Federal Police

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From: Phil Richards

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Dear Australian Federal Police,

Documents showing the annual budget for Task-force Nemesis and documents showing the actual spend per year since the Task-force began in Canberra

Yours faithfully,

Phil Richards

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Dear Mr Richards,

 

I refer to your email dated 9 July 2018 in which you seek access to
documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) as follows:

 

Documents showing the annual budget for Task-force Nemesis and documents
showing the actual spend per year since the Task-force began in Canberra

 

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.

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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. 

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TANYA (AFP14692)
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Dear Mr Richards

 

I refer to your application dated 9 July 2018 in which you seek access to
documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act),
specifically the annual budget for Taskforce Nemesis and documents showing
the actual spend per year since the Taskforce began in Canberra.

 

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 further search inquiries being undertaken to
locate the information, it will not be possible to advise you of a
decision by 8 August 2018.

 

Accordingly, pursuant to section 15AA of the Act, I seek your agreement to
extend the period to notify you of a decision to 7 September 2018.

 

I would be grateful if you would advise this office in writing of your
agreement to the proposed extension of time. 

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

JACQUELINE (AFP12306)
PRINCIPAL FOI OFFICER/TEAM LEADER, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL

Tel +61(0) 2 6131 6131

[1]www.afp.gov.au
[2]Australian Federal Police

 

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From: Phil Richards

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Dear Jacqueline,

I agree to the extension.

Yours sincerely,

Phil Richards

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Dear Mr Richards

 

I refer to your request for documents showing the annual budget and actual
spend for Task force Nemesis.

 

Following advice from the relevant line area, I am advised that we are
only able to locate information relating to the annual budget for
Nemesis. 

 

It is not possible to provide a document in a discrete form as required by
s17 of the FOI Act.  Information relating to the actual spend would
require extensive searching and manually cross-checking our internal
reporting codes against expenditure.  To compile this information as it
currently stands would be a substantial diversion of resources. 

 

Noting the above, would you be agreeable to revising the scope to only
information relating to the annual budget?

 

regards

 

 

JACQUELINE ELLERY
PRINCIPAL FOI OFFICER/TEAM LEADER, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL

Tel +61(0) 2 6131 6131

[1]www.afp.gov.au
[2]Australian Federal Police

 

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From: Phil Richards

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Dear Jacqueline,

Thats fine to reduce the scope to only the annual budget information.

Yours sincerely,

Phil Richards

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Australian Federal Police


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Dear Mr Richards

 

Please find attached a decision in relation to your FOI request.

 

Regards,

 

JACQUELINE (AFP12306)

PRINCIPAL FOI OFFICER/TEAM LEADER, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL

Tel +61(0) 2 61316131

[1]www.afp.gov.au
[2]Australian Federal Police

 

UNCLASSIFIED

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