Correspondants regarding former PM Paul Keating

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To the FOI officer
I note comments made by former Prime Minister Paul Keating today regarding his attempts to reach out and discuss the AUKUS arrangement with the Prime Minister on the 21st of February.
With that note, I request access to the following:
(1) Any correspondence directed to the Prime Minister from Former Prime Minister Paul Keating from 1 January 2023 until now.
(2) Any briefings or documents given to the Prime Minister relating to Keating's alleged correspondence
(3) Talking Points provided to the Prime Minister referencing Paul Keating's comments regarding AUKUS dated from 1 January 2023 onwards

Yours faithfully,

Alex Pentland

FOI, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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Reference:  PM/23/029


Dear Mr Pentland


The purpose of this email is to acknowledge the request you made to the
Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) for access under the Freedom of Information
Act 1982 (the Act).


The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) provides
administrative support to the PMO for the processing of their Freedom of
Information (FOI) requests.  We have forwarded your request to the PMO for
consideration. When corresponding with PM&C about this request please
include the reference number of PM/2023/029.


FOI Timeframes

Your request was received on 15 March 2023.  The 30 day statutory period
for processing your request commenced from the day after it was received,
you should therefore expect a decision by 14 April 2023.


The processing period of 30 days may be extended in certain circumstances
and we will write to you separately regarding any extension of time.


Yours sincerely




Coordinator | FOI Section[]

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

Ngunnawal Country | One National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 | PO Box
6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600
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