This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Briefing for Christian Porter for RN Breakfast, 3rd January 2017'.



If not delivered return to PO Box 7820 Canberra BC ACT 2610 
 
 
1 March 2017 
 
 
 
 
 
Our reference:  LEX 27879 
Mr Geordie Guy 
 
 
By email: [FOI #3175 email] 
 
 
Dear Mr Guy,  
 
Acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information Request 
 
 
I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 
(the FOI Act). I have taken your request to be for:  
‘copies of any briefing information Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, was 
given in advance of being on ABC's RN Breakfast on the 3rd of January this year, as 
well as any responses, or questions about it the minister replied with’. 
 
Your request was received by the department on 27 February 2017 and the 30 day statutory 
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Yours sincerely 
 
 
Authorised Decision Maker 
Freedom of Information Team 
FOI and Litigation Branch | Legal Services Division  
Department of Human Services 
 
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