Caroline Millar’s folder - February 2019 Senate Estimates
Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,
I would like to re-submit this request to seek access to the documents that were included in Caroline Millar’s folder for the February 2019 session of the Senate Committee for Finance and Public Administration.
I would be quite happy to pay processing charges.
Freedom Fighter of Information
For Official Use Only
Dear Freedom Fighter of Information
I write in relation to your request, dated 3 April 2019, to the Department
of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department), made under the Freedom
of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) in the following terms:
I would like to re-submit this request to seek access to the documents
that were included in Caroline Millar’s folder for the February 2019
session of the Senate Committee for Finance and Public Administration.
Timeframe for receiving your decision
We received the request on 3 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 3 May 2019. The period of 30
days may be extended in certain circumstances. We will advise you if there
is any extension of time.
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
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 [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 [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
FOI and Privacy Section | Legal Policy Branch
Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
p. (02) 6271 5849
e. [DPMC request email] | w. www.pmc.gov.au
One National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 | PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600
Dear Freedom Fighter of Information,
Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request.
Adviser | FOI & Privacy Section
Legal Policy Branch | Government Division
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
e. [email address] | www.dpmc.gov.au