2016-17 Most Expensive Trip

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

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From: Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Dear Department of the Treasury,

This is a request under the FOI Act.

Can you please provide the travel expenses, invoices, receipts, credit card statements and reimbursements for the most expensive trip taken 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 faithfully,

Jackson Gothe-Snape

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Department of the Treasury

Dear Mr Goethe-Snape

We would like to acknowledge receipt of your FOI request to this department, seeking the following documents:

" Can you please provide the travel expenses, invoices, receipts, credit card statements and reimbursements for the most expensive trip taken 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."

Your request was received by the department on 8 August 2017 and the 30 day statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. You should therefore expect a decision from us by 7 September 2017. The period of 30 days may be extended if we need to consult third parties or for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

The department will advise you if a charge is payable to process your request and the amount of any such charge as soon as possible.
Unless we hear from you, we will assume that you are not seeking staff names and contact details as part of your request. Where applicable, these details will be redacted under section 22 of the Act.
If you have any questions in relation to your application, please contact the FOI Team on 02 6263 2800.

Kind regards

FOI Team
Parliamentary and Legal Services Division
The Treasury, Langton Crescent, Parkes ACT 2600
Phone: (02) 6263 2800
Email: [email address]

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