Advice from Scientists

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I am seeking briefings to the PM about ‘advice from scientists’ that Prime Minister & Cabinet has obtained in relation to the Adani coal mine.

Today’s article in the Australia by Richard Ferguson refers.

Yours faithfully,

Freedom Fighter of Information

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FOI/2019/092

 

Dear FOI applicant

 

Thank you for your email of 8 April 2019 sent to the Department of the
Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department), in which you made a request
to the Department under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act)
in the following terms:

 

I am seeking briefings to the PM about ‘advice from scientists’ that Prime
Minister & Cabinet has obtained in relation to the Adani coal mine.

 

Today’s article in the Australia by Richard Ferguson refers.

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

 

The Department received your request on 8 April 2019 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 8 May 2019.
The period of 30 days may be extended in certain circumstances. We will
advise you if there is any extension of time.

 

Charges

 

Agencies may decide that an applicant is liable to pay a charge in respect
of a request for access to documents. If the Department decides that you
are liable to pay a charge, we will send you a preliminary assessment of
the charge as soon as possible.

 

Publication of documents

 

Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
published online on our disclosure log at
[1]http://www.dpmc.gov.au/pmc/accountabilit...,
subject to certain exceptions. If you think you might wish to raise any
objections to the publication of any of the information which may be
released to you please contact us by email at [2][DPMC request email].  If you
do wish to object to the publication of information, you would need to
provide supporting reasons.

 

Exclusion of officers’ names and contact details

 

For documents that fall within scope of the request, it is the
Department’s policy to withhold:

·         any person’s signature;

·         the names and contact details of Australian Public Service
officers not in the Senior Executive Service (SES);

·         the mobile or direct numbers of SES officers;

·         the names and contact details of Ministerial staff at a level
below Chief of Staff.

 

The names and other details of SES officers will not be withheld unless
there is some reason for that information to be exempt from release. If
you require signatures, the names and contact details of non-SES officers
or Ministerial staff below the level of Chief of Staff, or the mobile or
direct numbers of SES officers please let us know at [3][DPMC request email] so
the decision-maker may consider; otherwise we will take it that you agree
to that information being excluded from the scope of your request (that
is, the information will be treated as irrelevant and redacted from any
documents for release).

 

We will write again when the Department has more information.  Further
information on FOI processing can be found at the website of the Office of
the Australian Information Commissioner at
[4]http://www.oaic.gov.au/foi-portal/about_....

 

Sincerely

 

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

e. [5][DPMC request email] | w. [6]www.pmc.gov.au

One National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 | PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

[7]Title: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present. -
Description: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present.

 

 

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Dear Applicant

 

I refer to your email, dated 8 April 2019, in which you made a request to
the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department) under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (the FOI Act) in the terms
below:

 

I am seeking briefings to the PM about ‘advice from scientists’ that Prime
Minister & Cabinet has obtained in relation to the Adani coal mine.

 

Today’s article in the Australia by Richard Ferguson refers.

 

Additional clarification sought

 

To enable us to process the request, I am seeking further clarification
from you in relation to the documents you are seeking.  Specifically, the
decision-maker has requested that you provide a timeframe for the creation
of the documents you are seeking.

 

Please note, the processing time for this request has not yet commenced,
pending your clarification.

Sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

e. [1][DPMC request email] | w. [2]www.pmc.gov.au

One National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 | PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

[3]Title: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present. -
Description: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present.

 

 

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2. http://www.pmc.gov.au/

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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Applicant

 

The Department has no record of receiving a response from you to our email
below.

 

We advise that if the Department does not receive a response providing the
requested clarification to your FOI request by close of business Wednesday
15 May 2019, the Department will consider the request to be withdrawn.

 

Sincerely

 

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

e. [1][DPMC request email] | w. [2]www.pmc.gov.au

One National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 | PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

[3]Title: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present. -
Description: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present.

[4]https://www.oaic.gov.au/paw2019/assets/d...

 

 

 

 

 

From: FOI <[email address]>
Sent: Wednesday, 24 April 2019 2:56 PM
To: '[FOI #5359 email]'
<[FOI #5359 email]>
Cc: FOI <[email address]>
Subject: FOI/2019/092 - Clarification of terms of FOI request
[SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Applicant

 

I refer to your email, dated 8 April 2019, in which you made a request to
the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department) under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (the FOI Act) in the terms
below:

 

I am seeking briefings to the PM about ‘advice from scientists’ that Prime
Minister & Cabinet has obtained in relation to the Adani coal mine.

 

Today’s article in the Australia by Richard Ferguson refers.

 

Additional clarification sought

 

To enable us to process the request, I am seeking further clarification
from you in relation to the documents you are seeking.  Specifically, the
decision-maker has requested that you provide a timeframe for the creation
of the documents you are seeking.

 

Please note, the processing time for this request has not yet commenced,
pending your clarification.

Sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

e. [5][DPMC request email] | w. [6]www.pmc.gov.au

One National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 | PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

[7]Title: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present. -
Description: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present.

 

 

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2. http://www.pmc.gov.au/
5. mailto:[DPMC request email]
6. http://www.pmc.gov.au/

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The request is not really refused. It is deemed to be withdrawn by the applicant. This has happened because the applicant did not respond to an inquiry of the agency.

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