This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Communication between the Treasurer and Prime Minister'.

FOI ref: 3290  
12 May 2023 

By email  
Dear H  
I refer to your request received on 1 March 2023, under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), in 
the following terms: 
I seek access to any communication (including emails, whatsapp, signal, sms or other communication 
regardless of platform) on 1 March 2023 between the Treasurer (or his office) and the Prime Minister 
(or his office) in relation to: 

1.  the Capital Gain Tax exemption on the family home (otherwise known as a person's principal 
place of residence)  
2.  the Treasurer's interview on Channel 7 Sunrise program on 1 March 2023.  
As noted above, this request is limited to documents between the Treasurer/Treasurer's office and the 
PM/PMO sent or received on 1 March 2023.  

I am an authorised decision maker under the FOI Act.   
I have identified seven documents within scope of your request. I have decided to grant access to the seven 
documents in full. Irrelevant information in the documents has been deleted under section 22 of the FOI Act. 
The documents for release are attached. 
Further information regarding my decision is set out below. 
Material Considered 
The material which I have considered in making this decision includes: 
the scope of the FOI request and the content of the documents subject to your request; and 
the relevant provisions in the FOI Act and the Guidelines issued by the Australian Information 
Commissioner under section 93A of the FOI Act (FOI Guidelines). 
Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Australia  
Telephone: (02) 6277 7340 

Reasons for decision 
Material deleted pursuant to section 22 
Section 22 of the FOI Act allows for information that is irrelevant to your request to be deleted from a 
document. As indicated in my acknowledgement letter, the names and contact details of government 
employees has been removed from your request.  
Rights of review 
A statement setting out your rights of review in this matter is attached. 
Disclosure Log  
The Treasurer publishes documents disclosed in response to FOI requests on the Treasury website on the 
same day that the decision is sent to an applicant. This is consistent with the arrangements established by 
section 11C of the FOI Act. 
Rights of review 
A statement setting out your rights of review in this matter is attached. 
Yours sincerely 
Claudia Crawford 
Chief of Staff 
Office of the Treasurer, the Hon Jim Chalmers MP 


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Commissioner. An application for review must be made within 60 days of receiving the decision. An 
application for review must be in writing and must: 
–  give details of how notices must be sent to you; and 
–  include a copy of the notice of decision.  
You should send your application for review to: 
The Information Commissioner 
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 
GPO Box 5218 
SYDNEY  NSW  2001 
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The Information Commissioner 
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 
GPO Box 5218 
SYDNEY  NSW  2001 
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