All correspondence between PMC and Sydney trains and NSW state transit authority since Malcolm Turnbull became PM

Daniel Nolan made this Freedom of Information request to Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The request was partially successful.

From: Daniel Nolan

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I would like all correspondence digital or physical between PMC and Transport for NSW or Sydney Trains or the NSW state transit authority since Malcolm Turnbull became Prime Minister

Yours faithfully,

Dan Nolan

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

UNCLASSIFIED

FOI/2015/227

 

Dear Mr Nolan

 

Thank you for your email dated 19 November 2015, received by 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 would like all correspondence digital or physical between PMC and
Transport for NSW or Sydney Trains or the NSW state transit authority
since Malcolm Turnbull became Prime Minister

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

 

We received your request on 19 November 2015 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 19 December 2015. 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_....

 

 

Regards, Debbie

 

 

Debbie Arnold | Senior FOI Adviser

Access and Administrative Review Section | Honours, Symbols and Legal
Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. 02 6271 5849 |e. [5][email address]

[6]www.dpmc.gov.au | [7]www.indigenous.gov.au

PO Box 6500 CANBERRA  ACT  2600

 

 

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Nolan

 

I’m writing in relation to your FOI request with the Department of the
Prime Minister and Cabinet – reference numbers  FOI/2015/227.

 

The due date for a decision on the FOI request is 19 December 2015.
Regrettably, the Department is not currently in a position to finalise the
decision on the FOI request. Accordingly, we are seeking your consent to a
30 day extension of time to the processing period, in accordance with
section 15AA of the FOI Act. We will endeavour to notify you of the
decision prior to this extended date but have requested this amount of
time finalise the decisions in relation to your two FOI requests.

 

We kindly request you confirm your consent to the extension by way of
return email. If you are not inclined to agree to an extension of time, we
ask that you let us know as soon as possible so the decision-maker may
consider seeking an extension of time from the Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner, in accordance with section 15AB of the FOI Act.

 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Kind regards, Debbie

 

Debbie Arnold | Senior FOI Adviser

Access and Administrative Review Section | Honours, Symbols and Legal
Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. 02 6271 5849 |e. [1][email address]

[2]www.dpmc.gov.au | [3]www.indigenous.gov.au

PO Box 6500 CANBERRA  ACT  2600

 

 

 

 

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From: Daniel Nolan

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Dear FOI Adviser (Debbie Arnold, Hopefully),

That extension is fine. Sorry about the delay getting back to you! Hope you had a lovely Christmas.

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Nolan

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

UNCLASSIFIED
Dear Mr Nolan

Thank you for your email message of 14 January 2016, advising your agreement to an extension of time for notifying the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet's access decision under section 15AA of the FOI Act.

This is to inform you that the Department has identified State-originated information relevant to this request. The Department has formed the view that it is appropriate to consult with the relevant State party in the circumstances for the purposes of section 26A of the FOI Act. Under subsection 15(6) of the FOI Act, the statutory period for processing an FOI request is extended by 30 days in these situations.

Accordingly, we advise that the timeframe for processing this request has been extended by 30 days. Subject to any other suspensions or extensions of time provided for under the FOI Act, the revised decision due date is now 17 February 2016.

Yours sincerely

FOI Adviser
Access and Administrative Review Section | Honours, Symbols and Legal Policy Branch Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet p. 02 6271 5849 |e. [email address] www.dpmc.gov.au | www.indigenous.gov.au PO Box 6500 CANBERRA  ACT  2600

The Department acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures and to their elders both past and present.

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

UNCLASSIFIED
Dear Mr Nolan

This is to provide you with an update of the processing of your request.

Due to unforeseen events (including recent absences and departures of key staff), regrettably it has not been possible to complete the decision making process prior to the due date for notification of the decision of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (Department) for your FOI request. Please be assured that the decision has been drafted and is being reviewed by the decision maker in the Department, and we expect to be in a position to notify it to you shortly.

Again, we regret the delay and are using our best endeavours to finalise your request as quickly as possible.

Yours sincerely

FOI Adviser
Access and Administrative Review Section | Honours, Symbols and Legal Policy Branch Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet p. 02 6271 5865 |e. [email address] www.dpmc.gov.au | www.indigenous.gov.au PO Box 6500 CANBERRA  ACT  2600

The Department acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures and to their elders both past and present.

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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Nolan

 

As advised in the previous message, please find attached the relevant
documents (13 in total) being released under this FOI request - ref:
FOI/2015/227.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Adviser

Access and Administrative Review Section | Honours, Symbols and Legal
Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. 02 6271 5849 |e. [1][email address]

[2]www.dpmc.gov.au | [3]www.indigenous.gov.au

PO Box 6500 CANBERRA  ACT  2600

 The Department acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout
Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We
pay our respects to them and their cultures and to their elders both past
and present.

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UNCLASSIFIED
Dear Mr Nolan

Please find attached the decision in relation to your FOI request with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet - ref: FOI/2015/227.

Due to the size of the attachments, we will be sending the relevant documents in a separate message, to follow shortly.

We regret the delay in notifying this decision to you.

Yours sincerely

FOI Adviser
Access and Administrative Review Section | Honours, Symbols and Legal Policy Branch Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet p. 02 6271 5849 |e. [email address] www.dpmc.gov.au | www.indigenous.gov.au PO Box 6500 CANBERRA  ACT  2600

The Department acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures and to their elders both past and present.
 

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