Training material on people smuggling for the Indonesian National Police 2008-2010

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

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Australian Federal Police should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

From: Asher Hirsch

Delivered

Dear Australian Federal Police,

Documents used to provide training on people smuggling at the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation. Please limit this request to the years 2008 to 2010.

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 a copy of the documents used for those training programs.

I note my previous request CRM 2019/632 asked for PowerPoint presentations, which you claim you do not hold. As such, I'm request all types of documents.

I also not that my previous request CRM 2018-576 was refused as the search identified '1,000 PowerPoint presentations and over 8000 files'. As such, this request narrows the scope to the years 2008 - 2010. I hope this addresses the previous concerns.

Yours faithfully,

Asher Hirsch

Link to this

From: FOI
Australian Federal Police

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

show quoted sections

Link to this

From: FOI
Australian Federal Police


Attachment image001.gif
7K Download


For-Official-Use-Only

Dear Mr Hirsch

               

YOUR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

 

I refer to your application dated 30 July 2019, in which you seek access
to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) as
follows:

 

'All Documents used to provide training on people smuggling at the Jakarta
Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation. Please limit this request to the
years 2008 to 2010.

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 a copy of the
documents used for those training programs.

Previous request CRM 2019/632.'

 

Timeframe

 

Your request was received by this agency on 30 July 2019, and the 30 day
statutory period for processing your request commenced from that date. The
due date for your request is 29 August 2019.

 

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 email.

 

Disclosure of your Identity

 

Should the AFP be required to consult with third parties in accordance
with the sections 26A, 27 and 27A of the Act, please advise us if you have
any objections to those parties knowing your identity for the purposes of
the consultation.  If we do not receive your consent, we will not disclose
your identity to third parties.

 

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. 

 

Information Publication Scheme

 

Please be advised that effective 1 May 2011 and in accordance with section
8(2) of the Act, an agency is required to publish information on the AFP
website following the notification of a decision in respect of a freedom
of information request.  Details of the decision will be published in a
Disclosure Log which can be found at
[1]https://www.afp.gov.au/about-us/informat....

 

The requirement to publish information released under FOI reinforces the
objectives of the FOI Act to promote a pro-disclosure culture across
government and to increase recognition that information held by government
is a national resource.  Exceptions to the requirement to publish
information would apply to personal information and information concerning
the business affairs of a person if it was considered ‘unreasonable’ to do
so. 

 

If, however, after noting the above, you wish to raise any concerns about
the publication of information concerning your request prior to the
notification of a decision, please advise this office in writing before 29
August 2019.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

CARINA (AFP16159)
FOI OFFICER
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 51264238
[2]www.afp.gov.au
[3]Australian Federal Police

 

For-Official-Use-Only

show quoted sections

References

Visible links
1. https://www.afp.gov.au/about-us/informat...
2. http://www.afp.gov.au/
3. http://www.afp.gov.au/

Link to this

From: Ellery, Jacqueline
Australian Federal Police


Attachment image001.gif
7K Download


UNCLASSIFIED

 

Dear Mr Hirsch

 

Your Freedom of Information Request

 

I refer to your application dated 30 July 2019 in which you seek access to
documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) concerning
training programs on people smuggling.

 

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, the AFP is currently assessing the documents which
will then require our internal clearance processes, therefore it will not
be possible to advise you of a decision by 29 August 2019.

 

Accordingly, pursuant to section 15AA of the Act, I seek your agreement to
extend the period by 30 days to notify you of a decision to 28 September
2019.

 

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 me at [1][AFP request email].

 

Regards

 

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

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

UNCLASSIFIED

 

 

show quoted sections

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[AFP request email]
2. http://www.afp.gov.au/
3. http://www.afp.gov.au/

Link to this

From: Asher Hirsch

Delivered

Dear Ms Ellery,

I agree to extend the timeline.

Yours sincerely,

Asher Hirsch

Link to this

From: Asher Hirsch

Delivered

Dear FOI,

I note this request is now long overdue, even after agreeing to an extended deadline.

Can you please provide an update on this request.

Yours sincerely,

Asher Hirsch

Link to this

From: Ellery, Jacqueline
Australian Federal Police

UNCLASSIFIED
Dear Mr Hirsch

Apologies for the delay in responding however I have been absent from the office for over 3 weeks and your files was passed to another team member.

I will make some enquiries regarding your request and come back to you in due course.

In the meantime, to ensure your enquiries are dealt in my absence, with please send them to [AFP request email].

Regards,

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

www.afp.gov.au
UNCLASSIFIED

show quoted sections

Link to this

From: Ellery, Jacqueline
Australian Federal Police

UNCLASSIFIED
Dear Mr Hirsch

Following a review of your matter, I have had to consult with a Commonwealth agency on one document. Once I receive their response the request can be finalised relatively quickly. I hope to have a decision to your by 20 December 2019.

Again, apologies for the delay in finalising this matter.

Regards,

JACQUELINE ELLERY
PRINCIPAL FOI OFFICER/TEAM LEADER, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL
AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE
www.afp.gov.au
UNCLASSIFIED

show quoted sections

Link to this

Things to do with this request

Anyone:
Australian Federal Police only: