2016-17 Most Expensive Event

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From: Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Dear Department of Social Services,

This is a request under the FOI Act.

Can you please provide the budgets, menus, expenses, invoices, receipts, credit card statements and reimbursements for the most expensive event attended by a Minister or Assistant Minister in your Department's portfolio area in 2016-17.

I request that any fees arising in relation to this request be waived as the information is in the public interest, as it helps inform the public about how the government is spending public revenue.

Yours sincerely,

Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Dear Mr Gothe-Snape

 

FOI Request No. 17/18-013 – Mr Gothe-Snape

 

Thank you for your request of 8 August 2017, received by the Department of
Social Services (DSS) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act)
for the following:

 

Can you please provide the budgets, menus, expenses, invoices, receipts,
credit card statements and reimbursements for the most expensive event
attended by a Minister or Assistant Minister in your Department's
portfolio area in 2016-17.

 

Your request seeks access to documents pertaining to the “most expensive
event” attended by either the Hon Christian Porter MP, Minister for Social
Services, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja, Assistant Minister for Social
Services and Multicultural Affairs or the Hon Jane Prentice MP, Assistant
Minister for Social Services and Disability Services in 2016-2017.

 

As the Department did not organise all events attended by the Minsters
mentioned above in 2016-2017, the Department would not hold all the
documents needed to determine what was the most expensive event attended.
In order for the Department to determine if it holds any relevant
documents it would be required to conduct analysis resulting in creating
new documents as opposed to simply identifying documents the Department
may hold.

 

For this reason , the request does not meet the criteria under section
15(2)(b) of the FOI Act. This means it is not a valid request under the
Act. Please contact the DSS FOI Team via [1][Department of Social Services request email] if you have any
further queries regarding this matter.

 

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From: Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Hello,

Thank you for the response.

Please amend my request to:

Can you please provide the budgets, menus, expenses, invoices, receipts, credit card statements and reimbursements for the most expensive event attended by a Minister or Assistant Minister in your Department's portfolio area in 2016-17. 'Most expensive' shall be determined only by the Department's budgeting records.

Yours sincerely,

Jackson Gothe-Snape

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