Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

I request copies of any documents containing or disclosing the existence of any allegation or finding that Scott Morrison as Managing Director of Tourism Australia breached or acted inconsistently with any of the following:

a) the Tourism Australia Values or Code of Conduct;
b) the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997;
c) the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines;
d) the Commonwealth Grant Guidelines.

I have requested the same documents from Tourism Australia and the Department of Finance. If you transfer this request to either of those bodies, I request that you continue to process this request in respect of any documents held by your Department which are not held by those bodies.

Yours faithfully,

Elmer Fudd

FOI, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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Dear Mr Fudd

 

Thank you for your email dated 18 November 2020, 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 request copies of any documents containing or disclosing the existence
of any allegation or finding that Scott Morrison as Managing Director of
Tourism Australia breached or acted inconsistently with any of the
following:

 

a) the Tourism Australia Values or Code of Conduct;

b) the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997;

c) the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines;

d) the Commonwealth Grant Guidelines.

 

I have requested the same documents from Tourism Australia and the
Department of Finance. If you transfer this request to either of those
bodies, I request that you continue to process this request in respect of
any documents held by your Department which are not held by those bodies.

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

 

We received your request on 18 November 2020 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 18 December 2020. 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
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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]https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-infor....

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy Section| Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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Dear Mr Fudd

 

Please find attached the decision regarding your request under the Freedom
of Information Act 1982.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy Section| Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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