Training material on people smuggling for the Indonesian National Police

Asher Hirsch made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Federal Police

The request was refused by Australian Federal Police.

From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear Australian Federal Police,

Under Freedom of Information I request the following documents:

Training material used to provide training on people smuggling at Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation.

This may include (but not limited to):

- PowerPoint slides
- manuals and booklets
- training handouts
- speaker notes
- flyers

Please limit this request to training conducted between 2008 and 2018.

As an example of the training I am referring to, the 2008-2009 AFP Annual Report provides that:

"The AFP has conducted three training programs on people smuggling at the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation in Semarang."

The 2009-2010 AFP Annual Report provides that:

"The AFP conducted 14 training programs on people smuggling during 2009-10 at the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation in Semarang."

I would like details on what training was provided and the materials for that training.

Yours faithfully,

Asher Hirsch

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Dear Asher,

               

YOUR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

 

I refer to your application dated 16 April 2018 in which you seek access
to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) as
follows:

 

“Under Freedom of Information I request the following documents:

 

Training material used to provide training on people smuggling at Jakarta
Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation.

 

This may include (but not limited to):

 

- PowerPoint slides

- manuals and booklets

- training handouts

- speaker notes

- flyers

 

Please limit this request to training conducted between 2008 and 2018.

 

As an example of the training I am referring to, the 2008-2009 AFP Annual
Report provides that:

 

"The AFP has conducted three training programs on people smuggling at the
Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation in Semarang."

 

The 2009-2010 AFP Annual Report provides that:

 

"The AFP conducted 14 training programs on people smuggling during 2009-10
at the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation in Semarang."

 

I would like details on what training was provided and the materials for
that training.”

    

 

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.

-      Direct telephone numbers, signatures and mobile telephone numbers
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. 

-      Information that is publicly available, for example, newspaper
articles, online publications including information available on the AFP
Information Publication Scheme and the AFP disclosure log.

 

If you object to the AFP excluding any of the above information, please
advise this office within seven days of receipt of this letter.

 

Disclosure of your Identity

 

In addition, should the AFP be required to consult with third parties in
accordance with the sections 26A (Commonwealth/State information), 27
(business affairs) and 27A (personal information) of the Act, do you have
any objections to those parties/organisations knowing your identity for
the purposes of the consultation?  If we do not receive your consent or do
not receive a response, we will not disclosure your identity to third
parties.

 

Timeframe

 

Your request was received by this agency on 16 April 2018, and the 30 day
statutory period for processing your request commenced from that date.

 

Charges

 

You will be notified of any charges in accordance with the Freedom of
Information (Fees and Charges) Regulations, should they apply, in relation
to your request as soon as practicable. 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Jane (AFP18764)
FOI OFFICER
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 61315156  Ext 145156
[1]www.afp.gov.au
[2]Australian Federal Police

 

UNCLASSIFIED

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Dear Asher,

               

YOUR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

 

I refer to your application dated 16 April 2018 in which you seek access
to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) as
follows:

 

“Under Freedom fo Information I request the following:

 

"Ministerial briefings concerning the number of illegal or irregular
immigrants who have been prevented from boarding boats from Indonesia to
Australia."

 

Please limit this request to 2000 to 2017.

 

As an example, the 2000/2001 AFP Annual Report says that:

 

"In excess of 3,000 persons suspected of intending to enter Australia
illegally have been arrested by the Indonesian authorities since
cooperative arrangements were implemented in relation to people smuggling
with the INP in February 2000."

 

The 2008/09 Annual Report says that:

 

"more than 800 people suspected of trying to reach Australia illegally
were detained"

 

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.

-      Direct telephone numbers, signatures and mobile telephone numbers
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. 

-      Information that is publicly available, for example, newspaper
articles, online publications including information available on the AFP
Information Publication Scheme and the AFP disclosure log.

 

If you object to the AFP excluding any of the above information, please
advise this office within seven days of receipt of this letter.

 

Disclosure of your Identity

 

In addition, should the AFP be required to consult with third parties in
accordance with the sections 26A (Commonwealth/State information), 27
(business affairs) and 27A (personal information) of the Act, do you have
any objections to those parties/organisations knowing your identity for
the purposes of the consultation?  If we do not receive your consent or do
not receive a response, we will not disclosure your identity to third
parties.

 

Timeframe

 

Your request was received by this agency on 16 April 2018, and the 30 day
statutory period for processing your request commenced from that date.

 

Charges

 

You will be notified of any charges in accordance with the Freedom of
Information (Fees and Charges) Regulations, should they apply, in relation
to your request as soon as practicable. 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Jane (AFP18764)
FOI OFFICER
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 61315156  Ext 145156
[1]www.afp.gov.au
[2]Australian Federal Police

 

UNCLASSIFIED

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UNCLASSIFIED

 

Good morning,

 

Apologies, the date of your application was the 19 April 2018.

 

Thank you

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Jane (AFP18764)
FOI OFFICER
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 61315156  Ext 145156
[1]www.afp.gov.au
[2]Australian Federal Police

 

UNCLASSIFIED

 

From: Thompson, Jane On Behalf Of FOI
Sent: Monday, 23 April 2018 9:02 AM
To: 'Asher Hirsch'
Cc: FOI
Subject: FOI Request-acknowledgement letter CRM 2018/576
[SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

UNCLASSIFIED

 

Dear Asher,

               

YOUR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

 

I refer to your application dated 16 April 2018 in which you seek access
to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) as
follows:

 

“Under Freedom of Information I request the following documents:

 

Training material used to provide training on people smuggling at Jakarta
Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation.

 

This may include (but not limited to):

 

- PowerPoint slides

- manuals and booklets

- training handouts

- speaker notes

- flyers

 

Please limit this request to training conducted between 2008 and 2018.

 

As an example of the training I am referring to, the 2008-2009 AFP Annual
Report provides that:

 

"The AFP has conducted three training programs on people smuggling at the
Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation in Semarang."

 

The 2009-2010 AFP Annual Report provides that:

 

"The AFP conducted 14 training programs on people smuggling during 2009-10
at the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation in Semarang."

 

I would like details on what training was provided and the materials for
that training.”

    

 

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.

-      Direct telephone numbers, signatures and mobile telephone numbers
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. 

-      Information that is publicly available, for example, newspaper
articles, online publications including information available on the AFP
Information Publication Scheme and the AFP disclosure log.

 

If you object to the AFP excluding any of the above information, please
advise this office within seven days of receipt of this letter.

 

Disclosure of your Identity

 

In addition, should the AFP be required to consult with third parties in
accordance with the sections 26A (Commonwealth/State information), 27
(business affairs) and 27A (personal information) of the Act, do you have
any objections to those parties/organisations knowing your identity for
the purposes of the consultation?  If we do not receive your consent or do
not receive a response, we will not disclosure your identity to third
parties.

 

Timeframe

 

Your request was received by this agency on 16 April 2018, and the 30 day
statutory period for processing your request commenced from that date.

 

Charges

 

You will be notified of any charges in accordance with the Freedom of
Information (Fees and Charges) Regulations, should they apply, in relation
to your request as soon as practicable. 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Jane (AFP18764)
FOI OFFICER
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 61315156  Ext 145156
[3]www.afp.gov.au
[4]Australian Federal Police

 

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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UNCLASSIFIED

 

Apologies, the date of your application was the 19 April 2018.

 

Thank you

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Jane (AFP18764)
FOI OFFICER
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 61315156  Ext 145156
[1]www.afp.gov.au
[2]Australian Federal Police

 

UNCLASSIFIED

 

From: Thompson, Jane
Sent: Monday, 23 April 2018 10:15 AM
To: 'Asher Hirsch'
Cc: FOI
Subject: FOI Request-acknowledgement letter CRM 2018/577
[SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

UNCLASSIFIED

 

Dear Asher,

               

YOUR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

 

I refer to your application dated 16 April 2018 in which you seek access
to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) as
follows:

 

“Under Freedom fo Information I request the following:

 

"Ministerial briefings concerning the number of illegal or irregular
immigrants who have been prevented from boarding boats from Indonesia to
Australia."

 

Please limit this request to 2000 to 2017.

 

As an example, the 2000/2001 AFP Annual Report says that:

 

"In excess of 3,000 persons suspected of intending to enter Australia
illegally have been arrested by the Indonesian authorities since
cooperative arrangements were implemented in relation to people smuggling
with the INP in February 2000."

 

The 2008/09 Annual Report says that:

 

"more than 800 people suspected of trying to reach Australia illegally
were detained"

 

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.

-      Direct telephone numbers, signatures and mobile telephone numbers
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. 

-      Information that is publicly available, for example, newspaper
articles, online publications including information available on the AFP
Information Publication Scheme and the AFP disclosure log.

 

If you object to the AFP excluding any of the above information, please
advise this office within seven days of receipt of this letter.

 

Disclosure of your Identity

 

In addition, should the AFP be required to consult with third parties in
accordance with the sections 26A (Commonwealth/State information), 27
(business affairs) and 27A (personal information) of the Act, do you have
any objections to those parties/organisations knowing your identity for
the purposes of the consultation?  If we do not receive your consent or do
not receive a response, we will not disclosure your identity to third
parties.

 

Timeframe

 

Your request was received by this agency on 16 April 2018, and the 30 day
statutory period for processing your request commenced from that date.

 

Charges

 

You will be notified of any charges in accordance with the Freedom of
Information (Fees and Charges) Regulations, should they apply, in relation
to your request as soon as practicable. 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Jane (AFP18764)
FOI OFFICER
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 61315156  Ext 145156
[3]www.afp.gov.au
[4]Australian Federal Police

 

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear FOI,

Please can you give me an update on this request. I note it is overdue.

Yours sincerely,

Asher Hirsch

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Thank you for your email.

Please note that this is an automated response to confirm that your email was sent to the Australian Federal Police Freedom of Information (FOI) inbox.

This FOI inbox is monitored between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays and the period from 27-31 December.

If you wish to lodge a request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), please ensure that your request is in writing, states that it is an application for the purposes of the FOI Act and provides sufficient detail describing the documents you wish to access.

If you are requesting personal information about yourself then please ensure you enclose a copy of your photographic identification.

Further details on how to make a valid FOI request can be found on the Australian Federal Police’s website at: http://www.afp.gov.au/about-the-afp/foi-...

The Australian Federal Police will acknowledge your request in accordance with the legislative requirements of the Act.

The FOI Team can be contacted on 02 6131 6131

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Dear Mr Hirsch,

I refer to your email of 18 June 2018.

Firstly, I would like to apologise for the delay in providing you with our decision and any inconvenience this may have caused.

I confirm that all relevant documents have been received by the relevant line area and we are currently in consultation with other agencies on the release of information.

Once again I apologise for the delay and advise that we anticipate a decision being made available to you by 6 July 2018.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to discuss the matter further.

Kind regards,

TANYA (AFP14692)
ACTING SENIOR TEAM MEMBER
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL
Tel +61(0) 2 61316131

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear FOI,

Can you please provide an update on this application. I note your previous email said you will provide a response by the 6th of July.

Yours sincerely,

Asher Hirsch

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Please note that this is an automated response to confirm that your email was sent to the Australian Federal Police Freedom of Information (FOI) inbox.

This FOI inbox is monitored between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays and the period from 27-31 December.

If you wish to lodge a request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), please ensure that your request is in writing, states that it is an application for the purposes of the FOI Act and provides sufficient detail describing the documents you wish to access.

If you are requesting personal information about yourself then please ensure you enclose a copy of your photographic identification.

Further details on how to make a valid FOI request can be found on the Australian Federal Police’s website at: http://www.afp.gov.au/about-the-afp/foi-...

The Australian Federal Police will acknowledge your request in accordance with the legislative requirements of the Act.

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Dear Asher

I understand this request is currently undergoing our clearance processes, however, as the case officer is absent from the office she will provide you with an update for finalisation once she returns.

Regards

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

Tel +61(0) 2 61316131
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Dear Mr Hirsch,

 

Please refer to the attached documents in relation to your Freedom of
Information request.

 

Kind regards,

 

TANYA (AFP14692)
FOI TEAM MEMBER

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL

Tel +61(0) 2 61316131

 

I am unavailable Fridays.
[1]Australian Federal Police

 

 

 

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From: Asher Hirsch

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Dear Tanya,

Thank you for your email and the clarification about the difficulties with this request. I can appreciate that the current number of documents makes this request impractical.

I think the best way to proceed would be a request for the list of relevant documents you have uncovered in your search, as you have already identified. You mention there are 1,000 PowerPoint presentations and over 8000 files that have been identified.

If you can provide a list of these documents (such as a print out or screenshot), I will then choose a few documents from the list for you to provide through FOI.

Please let me know if you can provide this list.

Yours sincerely,

Asher Hirsch

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Thank you for your email.

Please note that this is an automated response to confirm that your email was sent to the Australian Federal Police Freedom of Information (FOI) inbox.

This FOI inbox is monitored between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays and the period from 27-31 December.

If you wish to lodge a request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), please ensure that your request is in writing, states that it is an application for the purposes of the FOI Act and provides sufficient detail describing the documents you wish to access.

If you are requesting personal information about yourself then please ensure you enclose a copy of your photographic identification.

Further details on how to make a valid FOI request can be found on the Australian Federal Police’s website at: http://www.afp.gov.au/about-the-afp/foi-...

The Australian Federal Police will acknowledge your request in accordance with the legislative requirements of the Act.

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Dear Mr Hirsch,

 

Please find attached our decision in relation to your Freedom of
Information Request (CRM 2018-576).

 

Kind regards,

 

KATHERINE (AFP 22948)
FOI OFFICER
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 6131 6131
[1]www.afp.gov.au
[2]Australian Federal Police

 

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