Correspondence between the Foreign Minister and the Prime Minister regarding the Charlie Hebdo Shooting
Scott H made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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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)Any and all of correspondence between the Minister of Foreign
Affairs The Hon Julie Bishop and the Prime Minister The Hon Anthony
Abbott, Regarding the Charlie Hebdo Shootings
Our Ref: 1502F1089
Dear Scott H
Re: Freedom of Information (FOI) Request
Thank you for your email dated 19 February 2015 in which you seek access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 to:
“Any and all of correspondence between the Minister of Foreign Affairs The Hon Julie Bishop and the Prime Minister The Hon Anthony Abbott, Regarding the Charlie Hebdo Shootings.”
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Dear Scott H,
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DFAT FOI Team