Completed Trans-Pacific Partnership Text

Brendan Molloy made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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From: Brendan Molloy

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Dear Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

I hereby request, under the Freedom of Information Act (1982), copies of the following documents:

A) The completed text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

I also make the application that all costs for the processing of this request be waived on the grounds that the release of this information is in the public interest, will enhance the
transparency of the process and the public debate surrounding potential legislative changes.

I would also politely request that this is processed quickly as it is important that the public have access to this document as soon as possible to ensure specialist civil society representatives have time to appropriately analyse the documentation.

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Regards,

Brendan Molloy

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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Our Ref:  1510-F1281

 

Dear Mr Molloy

 

Re: Freedom of Information (FOI) Request

 

Thank you for your email below in which you seek access under the Freedom
of Information Act 1982 to:

 

The completed text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

 

Searches are now being undertaken in relevant areas of the Department for
documents relevant to your request.  I will contact you again once the
searches have been completed.

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision:

We received your request on 6 October 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 6 November.  The period of
30 days may be extended in certain circumstances.  We will advise you if
there is any extension of time.

 

Scope of request:

If it emerges that the scope of your request is unclear or is too large
for processing, the Department will contact you to discuss re-scoping the
request.

 

Charges:

Please note that the Department issues charges for processing FOI
requests.  We will advise you of these charges when we are in a position
to estimate the resources required to process your request.

 

Personal Information:

Your personal information has been collected by the Department as a result
of your correspondence, and will be used in order to process your FOI
request.  Your personal information is protected by law, including the
Privacy Act 1988.  The Department’s privacy policy is available at
dfat.gov.au/privacy.html and contains information about access to or
correction of your personal information, and how you may complain about a
breach of your privacy.

 

Please note that if we need to consult with other people regarding release
of the documents you have requested, we may need to disclose your personal
information. When we consult with other people about a request you have
made, it may be apparent to those people that you have made a request,
even if we do not disclose your identity. If you have concerns about the
Department consulting with other people about your request, please let us
know your concerns.

 

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to
contact me on (02) 6261 3470, or by return email.

 

Please note a copy of this email has been sent to Marie-Charlotte McKenna,
Director, Freedom of Information and Privacy Law Section, for her
information.

 

Yours sincerely

 

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|Ada Cheung | |
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|Assistant Director | |
|Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade | |
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|Freedom of Information & Privacy Law Section|     E |  | |
| |[1][email address]| |
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|Corporate Legal Branch |     T |  +61 2 6261 3470 |
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|Legal Division |W |  [2]www.dfat.gov.au|  |
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From: Cheung, Ada
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Dear Mr Molloy,

 

The text of the TPP is publicly available at: 
[1]http://dfat.gov.au/trade/agreements/tpp/...

 

Yours sincerely,

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Ada Cheung | |
| |  |
|Assistant Director | |
|Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade | |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Freedom of Information & Privacy Law Section|     E |  | |
| |[2][email address]| |
|--------------------------------------------+---------------------------|
|Corporate Legal Branch |     T |  +61 2 6261 3470 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Legal Division |W |  [3]www.dfat.gov.au|  |
|---------------------------------------------+-----------------------+--|
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

 

 

From: Cheung, Ada On Behalf Of FOI
Sent: Thursday, 8 October 2015 5:21 PM
To: 'Brendan Molloy'
Cc: Mckenna, Marie-Charlotte
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Completed Trans-Pacific
Partnership Text [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Our Ref:  1510-F1281

 

Dear Mr Molloy

 

Re: Freedom of Information (FOI) Request

 

Thank you for your email below in which you seek access under the Freedom
of Information Act 1982 to:

 

The completed text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

 

Searches are now being undertaken in relevant areas of the Department for
documents relevant to your request.  I will contact you again once the
searches have been completed.

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision:

We received your request on 6 October 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 6 November.  The period of
30 days may be extended in certain circumstances.  We will advise you if
there is any extension of time.

 

Scope of request:

If it emerges that the scope of your request is unclear or is too large
for processing, the Department will contact you to discuss re-scoping the
request.

 

Charges:

Please note that the Department issues charges for processing FOI
requests.  We will advise you of these charges when we are in a position
to estimate the resources required to process your request.

 

Personal Information:

Your personal information has been collected by the Department as a result
of your correspondence, and will be used in order to process your FOI
request.  Your personal information is protected by law, including the
Privacy Act 1988.  The Department’s privacy policy is available at
dfat.gov.au/privacy.html and contains information about access to or
correction of your personal information, and how you may complain about a
breach of your privacy.

 

Please note that if we need to consult with other people regarding release
of the documents you have requested, we may need to disclose your personal
information. When we consult with other people about a request you have
made, it may be apparent to those people that you have made a request,
even if we do not disclose your identity. If you have concerns about the
Department consulting with other people about your request, please let us
know your concerns.

 

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to
contact me on (02) 6261 3470, or by return email.

 

Please note a copy of this email has been sent to Marie-Charlotte McKenna,
Director, Freedom of Information and Privacy Law Section, for her
information.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Ada Cheung
 
Assistant Director
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Freedom of Information & Privacy Law      E |   
Section [4][email address]
Corporate Legal Branch      T |  +61 2 6261 3470
Legal Division W |  [5]www.dfat.gov.au  

 

 

 

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Brendan Molloy left an annotation ()

They made it public one day before this request was due, lol.

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