2016-17 Most Expensive Event

Jackson Gothe-Snape made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Defence

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From: Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Dear Department of Defence,

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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Department of Defence

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Good Morning,

Thank you for your FOI inquiry, it has been forwarded for consideration/action.

Regards,
____________________________
Jo Groves
Assistant Director
Freedom of Information

Information Management & Access Branch
Governance & Reform Division
Telephone: (02) 6266 3948
CP1-6-005 [email address]

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From: Beacroft, Melanie DR
Department of Defence

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Good afternoon Mr Gothe-Snape,
 
I refer to your request, made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982,
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.

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.

As the Department of Defence only holds information about Department of
Defence expenditure, we are unable to provide documents relating to the
most expensive event attended by a Minister in the Defence portfolio as we
do not hold documents on all events attended by each Minister. Some events
attended by the Ministers may have been paid for by other departments or
parties.
 
As such, I am proposing that we revise the scope of your request to the
following:
 
The budgets, menus, expenses, invoices, receipts, credit card statements
and reimbursements for the most expensive event paid for by the Department
of Defence and attended by a Minister or Assistant Minister in the Defence
portfolio in FY 2016-17.
 
Can you please advise if you agree to the revised scope?
 
Thanks in advance,
 
Dr Melanie Beacroft
A/Assistant Director, Freedom of Information
Information Management and Access
Governance and Reform Division
 
Department of Defence
CP1-06-005A
PO Box 7910 Canberra ACT 2610
(02) 6266 3685
I work Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
 

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From: Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Dear Melanie,

Thank you, I agree with the revised scope.

Yours sincerely,

Jackson Gothe-Snape

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From: Beacroft, Melanie DR
Department of Defence

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Thank you

Dr Melanie Beacroft
A/Assistant Director, Freedom of Information Information Management and Access Governance and Reform Division

Department of Defence
CP1-06-005A
PO Box 7910 Canberra ACT 2610
(02) 6266 3685
I work Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

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From: Beacroft, Melanie DR
Department of Defence

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Dear Mr Gothe-Snape

 

I refer to your correspondence in which you sought access, under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), to:

 

The budgets, menus, expenses, invoices, receipts, credit card statements
and reimbursements for the most expensive event paid for by the Department
of Defence and attended by a Minister or Assistant Minister in the Defence
portfolio in FY 2016-17.

The Department of Defence excludes personal email addresses, signatures,
personnel (PMKeyS) numbers and mobile telephone numbers contained in
documents that fall within the scope of a FOI request unless you
specifically request such details.

 

If you do require these personal details, please inform us within five
days of receipt of this email so that the decision maker can consider your
request.

 

On 17 August 2017, I, A/Assistant Director FOI, decided that there are no
charges associated with processing your request. Accordingly, the
statutory deadline for you to receive a response to your request expires
on 8 September 2017.

 

Should you have any questions relating to your request, please do not
hesitate to contact our office via telephone on (02) 6266 2200 or via
email to [1][email address].

 

Yours sincerely

 
Dr Melanie Beacroft
A/Assistant Director, Freedom of Information
Information Management and Access
Governance and Reform Division
 
Department of Defence
CP1-06-005A
PO Box 7910 Canberra ACT 2610
(02) 6266 3685
I work Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
 

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Good afternoon

Please find attached the documents and Statement of Reasons relating to
FOI 071/17/18. 

FOI Disclosure Log

In accordance with the requirements of section 11C of the FOI Act, Defence
is required to publish details of information released under the FOI Act.
Defence publishes identified documents relating to requests within five
working days of receipt by the applicant or immediately following any
publication of the released material. Defence will also publish the
statement of reasons with privacy deletions.  This request will be
published on 15 September 2017 or immediately following publication.

Rights of Review

Under the provisions of section 54 of the FOI Act, you are entitled to
request a review of this decision. Your review rights are attached.

 

Should you have any questions in regard to this matter please contact this
office.

 

Kind regards,

 

Matt Ashauer

Case Manager

Freedom of Information

Information Management and Access

Governance and Reform Division

 

Department of Defence

CP1-06-005

PO Box 7910 Canberra ACT 2610

(02) 6266 2096

 

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