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Information for the purpose of participating in the Royal Commission inquiry into the attack on Christchurch Mosques.

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From: Mahrukh Sarwar

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

Re: Immigration NZ

We request the following information for the purpose of participating in the Royal Commission inquiry into the attack on Christchurch Mosques.

Relevant operative mentions
1. Copies of Immigration documents, correspondences and addresses (including but not limited to emails, letters, presentations), for periods A, B, C and D, referring to any of the following terms:
a. Arab / Muslim / Islam / Islamist / Islamicist / Jihadist /
b. Terrorists / Extremists / Radical / Far-right / White supremacy

Training
2. What professional cultural advice or training or resources has Immigration requested or received on Islam or Muslims for periods A, B, C and D?

3. Do all of your staff receive comprehensive cultural intelligence and full competency training and review?

Intelligence Principles
4. What proven intelligence principles is your work based on?

Customs contact with Mr Tarrant
5. What contact did Immigration have with Mr Tarrant?

Consultation with or regarding the Muslim community
6. How many experts on the Muslim Community or faith have you engaged or consulted over the periods A, B, C and D?

Consultation regarding far-right extremism
7. How many experts on far-right extremism have you engaged or consulted over the periods A, B, C and D?

General Consultation
8. Who is Immigration’s on-hand cultural advisor/negotiator/facilitator for:
a. On-going strategy
b. Emergency Situations

9. How many experts on other ethnic or religious nationalism or extremism have you engaged or consulted over the periods A, B, C and D?

Policies
10. What policies did Immigration have in respect of extremism?

11. What policies does Immigration have in respect of far-right extremism?

Actions and White Supremacy threats
12. How many white extremists have Immigration stopped at their borders over the periods A, B, C and D?

13. How many people have Immigration stopped or picked up as sympathisers with Serb-nationalism or Bosnian Genocide?

14. What other forms of religious extremism do Immigration have a screening policy and strategy for?

Diversity
15. What is the ethnic cultural composition over the periods A, B, C and D of your
a. senior management
b. senior operational staff

16. What diverse perspectives have been embraced and resulted in reform of organisational culture that promotes diverse experiences and perspectives?

We request information for the following time periods:
Period A: October 2017 – present
Period B: November 2008 – October 2017
Period C: December 1999 – November 2008
Period D: November 1990 – November 1999

For the requests that ask for information from Periods A, B, C and D please note we do not require that all the information come through at once.
We request in order of this priority: Period A, then B, then C and finally period D.
Word-specific requests: please include variant spellings for these. E.g. For a request pertaining to “Muslim”, please include variants such as “Moslem”.

We appreciate that our requests are extensive. However, they are not disproportionate to the significance of the matters we are engaging in with the Royal Commission.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

Mahrukh Sarwar

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Dear Mahrukh

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 13 September 2019 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

We request the following information for the purpose of participating in
the Royal Commission inquiry into the attack on Christchurch Mosques. 

 

Relevant operative mentions

1.            Copies of Immigration documents, correspondences and
addresses (including but not limited to emails, letters, presentations),
for periods A, B, C and D, referring to any of the following terms:

a.            Arab / Muslim / Islam / Islamist / Islamicist / Jihadist / 

b.            Terrorists / Extremists / Radical / Far-right / White
supremacy

 

Training

2.            What professional cultural advice or training or resources
has Immigration requested or received on Islam or Muslims for periods A,
B, C and D?

 

3.            Do all of your staff receive comprehensive cultural
intelligence and full competency training and review?

 

Intelligence Principles

4.            What proven intelligence principles is your work based on?

 

Customs contact with Mr Tarrant

5.            What contact did Immigration have with Mr Tarrant?

 

Consultation with or regarding the Muslim community

6.            How many experts on the Muslim Community or faith have you
engaged or consulted over the periods A, B, C and D?

 

Consultation regarding far-right extremism

7.            How many experts on far-right extremism have you engaged or
consulted over the periods A, B, C and D?

 

General Consultation

8.            Who is Immigration’s on-hand cultural
advisor/negotiator/facilitator for:

a.            On-going strategy

b.            Emergency Situations

 

9.            How many experts on other ethnic or religious nationalism or
extremism have you engaged or consulted over the periods A, B, C and D?

 

Policies

10.         What policies did Immigration have in respect of extremism?

 

11.         What policies does Immigration have in respect of far-right
extremism?

 

Actions and White Supremacy threats

12.         How many white extremists have Immigration stopped at their
borders over the periods A, B, C and D?

 

13.         How many people have Immigration stopped or picked up as
sympathisers with Serb-nationalism or Bosnian Genocide?

 

14.         What other forms of religious extremism do Immigration have a
screening policy and strategy for?

 

Diversity

15.         What is the ethnic cultural composition over the periods A, B,
C and D of your

a.            senior management

b.            senior operational staff

 

16.         What diverse perspectives have been embraced and resulted in
reform of organisational culture that promotes diverse experiences and
perspectives?

 

We request information for the following time periods:

Period A: October 2017 – present

Period B: November 2008 – October 2017

Period C: December 1999 – November 2008 Period D: November 1990 – November
1999

 

For the requests that ask for information from Periods A, B, C and D
please note we do not require that all the information come through at
once. 

We request in order of this priority: Period A, then B, then C and finally
period D. 

Word-specific requests: please include variant spellings for these. E.g.
For a request pertaining to “Muslim”, please include variants such as
“Moslem”.

 

We appreciate that our requests are extensive. However, they are not
disproportionate to the significance of the matters we are engaging in
with the Royal Commission.

 

Your request is being processed in accordance with the Act and a response
will be sent to you in due course. If you have any enquiries regarding
your request feel free to contact us via email [MBIE request email] or using
the contact details below.

 

Nāku noa, nā

Katie Wellington

MANAGER, MINISTERIAL SERVICES

 

Corporate, Governance and Information

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Level 4, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

NZBN 9429000106078

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