Using a carriage service to harass

Cat Dibley made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Federal Police

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From: Cat Dibley

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Dear Australian Federal Police,

Could you please send me the latest documents which include the total number of nationally reported cases of a breach of the Criminal Act 474.17 - "Using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence" for the years 2017 & 2016.

If possible, please treat this as an administrative / informal request. Otherwise please proceed with my request as a formal information request under the Act.

Yours faithfully,
Cat Dibley

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UNCLASSIFIED

Our Ref: CRM 2018/555

Dear Ms Dibley,

YOUR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

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

"Could you please send me the latest documents which include the total number of nationally reported cases of a breach of the Criminal Act 474.17 - "Using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence" for the years 2017 & 2016.
If possible, please treat this as an administrative / informal request. Otherwise please proceed with my request as a formal information request under the Act."

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.

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.

Your request was received by this agency on 9 April 2018, and the 30 day statutory period for processing your request commenced from that date.

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.

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Please be advised that in accordance with section 11C of the Act, an agency is required to publish information on their website following the notification of a decision in respect of a freedom of information request.

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. Details of the decision may be published in a Disclosure Log which can be found at https://www.afp.gov.au/about-us/informat.... Publication will be made in accordance with timeframes stipulated in section 11C of the Act.

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 9 May 2018. If you do not raise any concerns prior to the date of the decision, the AFP will publish the information as notified to you in the decision.

Yours sincerely

ANA (AFP 20542)
FOI OFFICER, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL
AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE

Tel +61(0) 2 61316131
www.afp.gov.au

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From: Cat Dibley

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Dear FOI,

I hope this finds you well.

I am following up on my earlier request and to enquire into any developments with regard to the requested documents.

I very much look forward to you reply.

Yours sincerely,

Cat Dibley

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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

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UNCLASSIFIED

 

Dear Ms Dibley,

 

Thank you for your email and apologies for delay in getting back to you.

 

Please be advised that your request is receiving attention. The AFP FOI
Team is currently processing a very high volume of applications and
accordingly some delays are being experienced. We apologise for any
inconvenience the delays may cause, however please rest assured we are
endeavouring to process your request as soon as possible.

 

Regards,

 

SOPHIE (AFP20849)
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL

Tel +61(0) 2 61316131
[1]www.afp.gov.au
[2]Australian Federal Police

 

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