All internal communications or emails relating to browser extension Stop Tony Meow

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

The request was refused by Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

From: Daniel Nolan

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I am requesting all internal communications or emails from the 4th
of February 2014 onwards in relation to the "Stop Tony Meow"
browser extension. Either anything containing the term "Stop Tony
Meow" or linking to any articles or the like referring to the
extension or the people using it.

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Nolan

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Dear Mr Nolan

 

Thank you for your freedom of information request seeking documents
concerning the browser extension "Stop Tony Meow", as set out in your
email below.  The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is
processing your request.  When I have more information, I will contact you
again.

 

Regards

 

Brendan

FOI action officer

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

 

Phone: 02 6271 5849

Email: [1][DPMC request email]

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Dear Mr Nolan

 

Please find attached correspondence concerning your FOI request.

 

Regards

 

B MacDowell

FOI action officer

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

 

Phone: 02 6271 5849

Email: [1][DPMC request email]

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From: Daniel Nolan

Dear FOI Dept (DPMC),

In relation to the information regarding the "Stop Tony Meow"
browser extension, I wish to contend that the charge of $720.30
should not be imposed on the ground of public interest. This
particular incident was a popular browser extension that received
substantial media attention in multiple major newspapers and online
outlets. The extension has been downloaded by tens of thousands of
individuals. The manner in which the government responds and reacts
to a social phenomenon like this software and the manner that they
describe and discuss it internally is of substantial public
interest. The records will be made available on righttoknow.org.au
and for perusal by journalists from any number of publications as
well as citizen journalists, academics and others for whom the
manner in which Government reacts or responds to new and
interesting forms of interaction and criticism.

I look forward to hearing from you in relation to this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Nolan

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Dear Mr Nolan

 

Thank you for your email.  I will refer your contentions to the decision
maker for consideration and decision.

 

B MacDowell

FOI action officer

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

 

Phone: 02 6271 5849

Email: [1][DPMC request email]

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Dear Mr Nolan

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI charges
request – reference FOI/2014/017.

 

Regards

 

B MacDowell

FOI action officer

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

 

Phone: 02 6271 5849

Email: [1][DPMC request email]

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Articles mentioning this request:

* "Stopping 'Stop Tony Meow': how web plug-in caught the Department of Prime Minister's attention" - http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/p...
* "'Stop Tony Meow' to pay FOI bill" - http://media.theage.com.au/featured/stop...
* "If you never want to see some pol’s face on the Web again, here’s a catty suggestion from Australia" - http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morni...
* "'Stop Tony Meow': The web plug-in that swapped pictures of Australian PM Tony Abbot for a cat" - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/...

And for the Russian speakers out there: http://australia-news.ru/culture/2014-04...

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Dear Mr Nolan

 

Further to my email of 9 April 2014, I note that I did not attach
information about your review and complaint rights, for which I
apologise.  These are now attached for your information.

 

In light of my oversight, the Department will extend the time in which you
may seek internal review to match the time frame in which you could
alternatively seek external review by the Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner of the initial charges decision; that is, to 9
June 2014.

 

Please note that if you do not exercise review rights within this time
frame or pay the required charge or deposit, the Department will treat
your request as withdrawn, consistent with the notice sent to you on 5
March 2013.

 

If you have any questions, please call.

 

Regards

 

B MacDowell

FOI action officer

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

 

Phone: 02 6271 5849

Email: [1][DPMC request email]

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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Nolan

 

Your FOI request is now deemed withdrawn consistent with our notice to you
of 5 March 2014.

 

B MacDowell

FOI action officer

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. +61 2 6271 5849

e.  [1][DPMC request email]

[2]www.dpmc.gov.au

PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

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From: FOI
Sent: Wednesday, 21 May 2014 11:28 AM
To: 'Daniel Nolan'
Cc: FOI
Subject: RE: FOI/2014/017: Freedom of Information request - All internal
communications or emails relating to browser extension Stop Tony Meow
[SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Dear Mr Nolan

 

Further to my email of 9 April 2014, I note that I did not attach
information about your review and complaint rights, for which I
apologise.  These are now attached for your information.

 

In light of my oversight, the Department will extend the time in which you
may seek internal review to match the time frame in which you could
alternatively seek external review by the Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner of the initial charges decision; that is, to 9
June 2014.

 

Please note that if you do not exercise review rights within this time
frame or pay the required charge or deposit, the Department will treat
your request as withdrawn, consistent with the notice sent to you on 5
March 2013.

 

If you have any questions, please call.

 

Regards

 

B MacDowell

FOI action officer

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

 

Phone: 02 6271 5849

Email: [4][DPMC request email]

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