Which foreign agency wanted David Hicks brought home in 2005.

Kieran made this Freedom of Information request to Minister for Foreign Affairs

Waiting for an internal review by Minister for Foreign Affairs of their handling of this request.

From: Kieran

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Dear Minister for Foreign Affairs,

Which foreign agency wanted David Hicks brought home in 2005.

After reading this article http://www.smh.com.au/national/the-walls...

I would like to know:
1, Which foreign agency country made this request?
2, How this pertains to international law and the country that made the request?
3, Can you send me information VIA scanned documentation?
4, Can you please tell me why a request like that would be ignored?
5, Why was this information not made freely available in the previous request?

Yours faithfully,

Kieran O'Callaghan

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From: Kieran

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Dear Minister for Foreign Affairs,

Can you please reply to my request?

The time period has been more than 30 days for this Freedom of informaton request.

You are legally obliged to respond within 30 days

Yours faithfully,

Kieran

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From: FOI
Minister for Foreign Affairs

Dear Mr O'Callaghan,

Thank you for your e-mail to DFAT FOI of 19 December 2012. I have passed it to Senator Carr's office for action, as Ministerial offices are separate entities to Commonwealth agencies under the FOI Act.

Yours sincerely,

Ada Cheung
a/g Director
Freedom of Information and Privacy Law Section
Domestic Law Branch
International Law Division
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Tel: +61 2 6261 3470
Fax: +61 2 6261 2144

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Kieran left an annotation ()

Still no reply? Why?

Has this request been directed to the correct address?

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Henare Degan left an annotation ()

Hi Kieran,

I can confirm that your messages are being delivered to the department by Right To Know.

It appears that on the 19th of December you used the "Request an internal review" feature of Right To Know but removed the suggested text that explicitly asks the agency for an internal review. This text is important as it's the only thing the agency sees from Right To Know, i.e. they don't see that the status of the request is "Waiting for an internal review" on Right To Know.

I'd suggest you once again use the "Request an internal review" feature and where we say "Give details of your complaint", note that by law they should have responded on the 18th of December and your request is now 22 days overdue.

If you need any more help, don't hesitate to leave another annotation.

Cheers,

Henare
Right To Know volunteer

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From: Kieran

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Dear Minister for Foreign Affairs,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Minister for Foreign Affairs's handling of my FOI request 'Which foreign agency wanted David Hicks brought home in 2005.'.

This request is now 22 days over due, by law i should have had a response on the 18th of December and my request is now 22 days overdue.

Please reply to this request

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/wh...

Yours faithfully,

Kieran

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From: FOI
Minister for Foreign Affairs

Mr O'Callaghan,

I have passed your message to Senator Carr's office for action, as the Department and the Minister's Office are separate entities under FOI.

The postal address for Senator Carr's office is:
PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Yours sincerely,

Ada Cheung
Executive Officer
Freedom of Information and Privacy Law Section
Domestic Law Branch
International Law Division
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Tel: +61 2 6261 3470
Fax: +61 2 6261 2144

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