acting minister whilst Dutton was ill

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Calare Electorate

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Who was acting minister for home affairs, whilst the honourable Peter Dutton was struck down with the horrible corona virus and was forced into isolation & into hospital care.

Yours faithfully,

James Semaj

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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UPDATED: 17 March 2020

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FOI, Department of Home Affairs


Good morning

We refer to your email below. We note that you have presented a series of questions to be addressed.

Please note that the Freedom of Information Act 1982 provides a right to obtain access to “a document of an agency”. As such, it is not possible for the Department to provide responses to questions under the FOI Act.

Should you wish to seek access to a document held by the Department, you may do so by complying with section 15 of the FOI Act. A request must:
1. be in writing (an email is sufficient)
2. state that it is a request for access to documents for the purposes of the FOI Act
3. Provide such information regarding the document as is reasonably necessary to enable a responsible officer of the Department to be able to identify it and
4. provide details of how formal notices under the FOI Act can be sent to you (an email address would be sufficient for these purposes).

Further details on how to make a valid FOI request can be found on the Department’s website here:

We trust that this information is of assistance to you.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer
Freedom of Information
FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division
Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs | Email: [DIBP request email]


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