Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,
I request a copy of arrival and departure information for Heads of Government aircraft during APEC 2007 in Sydney.
I request information in regards to what aircraft was used for each country and when it landed and departed Sydney Airport, and any aircraft that arrived ahead of the VIP.
Thank you for your email below to the Department of the Prime Minister and
Cabinet (the Department) in which you made request under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) (our reference FOI/2019/097).
Your request, in its current form, does not constitute a valid request as
while your request purports to seek documents, it is largely framed as a
request for information rather than documents. The FOI Act provides for
access to documents and not to information. The Department is therefore
unable to treat your request as an FOI request until you specify what
documents you are seeking access to. Accordingly, could you please provide
more specificity/details concerning the document/s you are seeking access
If you wish to make a valid FOI request, please note that it must also
meet the requirements in section 15 of the FOI Act. Namely, in order to be
considered a valid request under the FOI Act, the application must specify
that it is made for the purposes of the FOI Act (s15(2)(a)) and also
provide such information about a document as is reasonably required to
enable it to be identified (s15(2)(b)).
We also seek that you provides a more detailed timeframe, clearly stating
the date from and to, to assist with documents searches.
As your FOI request is not yet valid, the Department has not commenced
processing it. We would be grateful for your response by Monday 22 April
2019. If a response is not received by this date, the Department will
take no further action in relation to your enquiry.
If you would like assistance to make a valid FOI request, please feel free
to contact the Department by return email at [email address].
FOI and Privacy | Legal Policy Branch
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
p. +61 2 6271 5849
e. [DPMC request email] |
PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600
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