16 July National Cabinet Meeting

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

This is a request for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 for access to the following documents:
The agenda, minutes, and recordings of decisions for the National Cabinet Meeting held on 16 July 2022.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Pentland

FOI, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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OFFICIAL

Reference: FOI/2022/202

 

Dear Mr Pentland

 

Thank you for your email of 16 July 2022 in which you made a request
under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) to the Department
of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department).

 

You set out the terms of the request as follows:

 

This is a request for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 1982
for access to the following documents:

The agenda, minutes, and recordings of decisions for the National Cabinet
Meeting held on 16 July 2022.

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

The 30 day statutory period for processing your request commenced from the
day after the Department received your request, you should therefore
expect a decision from us by 15 August 2022.   The processing period of 30
days may be extended in certain circumstances and we will write to you
separately regarding any extension of time.

 

Charges

Agencies may decide that an applicant is liable to pay a charge in respect
of a request for access to documents. If the Department decides that you
are liable to pay a charge, we will send you a preliminary assessment of
the charge as soon as possible.

 

Publication of documents

Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
published online on our disclosure log at
[1]https://www.pmc.gov.au/government/depart...,
subject to certain exceptions. If you think you might wish to raise any
objections to the publication of any of the information which may be
released to you please contact us by email at [2][DPMC request email].  If you
do wish to object to the publication of information, you would need to
provide supporting reasons.

 

Exclusion of officers’ names and contact details

For documents that fall within scope of the request, it is the
Department’s policy to withhold:

·       any person’s signature;

·       the names and contact details of Australian Public Service
officers not in the Senior Executive Service (SES);

·       the mobile or direct numbers of SES officers;

·       the names and contact details of Ministerial staff at a level
below Chief of Staff.

 

If you consider that the information categorised above is relevant to the
terms of your request please let us know at [3][DPMC request email], otherwise
we will take it that you agree to that information being excluded from the
scope of your request (that is, the information will be treated as
irrelevant and deleted from any documents for release). The names and
other details of SES officers will not be withheld unless there is some
reason for that information to be exempt from release.

 

Further information on FOI processing can be found at the website of the
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
[4]https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-infor....

 

Yours sincerely

Leisha

 

 

Coordinator | FOI Section[]

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

Ngunnawal Country | One National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 | PO Box
6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600
e. [5][email address]  w. [6]pmc.gov.au

 

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Department
acknowledges
and pays
respect to
the past,
present and
emerging
Elders and
Traditional
Custodians
of Country,
and the
continuation
of cultural,
spiritual
and
educational
practices of
Aboriginal
and Torres
Strait
Islander
peoples.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FOI, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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OFFICIAL

Reference: FOI/2022/202

 

Dear Mr Pentland

 

We write to update you about your request made under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

 

The documents that fall within the terms of your request contain
information relating to the working relations between the Commonwealth and
States/Territories. The Department is required to consult with them under
section 26A of the FOI Act before making a decision on access. The
consultation mechanism under section 26A applies when we believe the
States and Territories concerned may wish to contend that the requested
documents are exempt because their release would damage Commonwealth-State
working relations.

 

When a consultation under section 26A is entered into, the FOI Act
provides an extension of the processing period by 30 days (s 15(6)), this
allows the Department time to consult with the States and Territories. As
a result the extended due date of your FOI request is 14 September 2022.

 

Please write to us if you require a further update of your request in the
coming weeks, you can contact us at [1][email address]

 

Yours sincerely

Janelle

 

Janelle | Senior Adviser

FOI and Privacy Section | Legal Policy Branch

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5950

 

Ngunnawal Country, One National Circuit  Barton  ACT  2600  |  PO Box
6500  CANBERRA  ACT  2600
e. [2][email address]  w. [3]pmc.gov.au

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Department
acknowledges
and pays
respect to
the past,
present and
emerging
Elders and
Traditional
Custodians
of Country,
and the
continuation
of cultural,
spiritual
and
educational
practices of
Aboriginal
and Torres
Strait
Islander
peoples.

 

 

 

______________________________________________________________________ 
IMPORTANT: This message, and any attachments to it, contains information 
that is confidential and may also be the subject of legal professional or 
other privilege. If you are not the intended recipient of this message,
you 
must not review, copy, disseminate or disclose its contents to any other 
party or take action in reliance of any material contained within it. If
you 
have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately
by 
return email informing them of the mistake and delete all copies of the 
message from your computer system. 
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