Correspondence concerning the 2014 Sydney Seige

Nikolina made this Freedom of Information request to Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet did not have the information requested.

From: Nikolina

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I am a journalism student at Macleay College seeking documents under the Commonwealth Freedom of Information Act 1982. I would like to make the following requests:
1. All correspondence between The Department of The Prime Minister and the New South Wales Police Force on the 15th and 16th of December, 2014, regarding the events of the Martin Place Sydney Siege.
2. All correspondence between The Department of The Prime Minister and the New South Wales Police Force on the 15th and 16th,2014, regarding the actions taken to resolve the hostage situation at the Martin Place Sydney Siege.

Yours faithfully,

Nikolina Matijevic

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

UNCLASSIFIED

FOI/2016/038

 

Dear Ms Matijevic

 

Thank you for your email dated 22 February 2016, received by the
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department), in which
you made a request to the Department under the Freedom of Information Act
1982 (the FOI Act) in the following terms:

 

1. All correspondence between The Department of The Prime Minister and the
New South Wales Police Force on the 15th and 16th of December, 2014,
regarding the events of the Martin Place Sydney Siege.

2. All correspondence between The Department of The Prime Minister and the
New South Wales Police Force on the 15th and 16th,2014, regarding the
actions taken to resolve the hostage situation at the Martin Place Sydney
Siege.

 

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We received your request on 22 February 2016 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 Wednesday,23 March 2016.
The period of 30 days may be extended in certain circumstances. We will
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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.

 

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is, the information will be treated as irrelevant and redacted from any
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Regards

 

 

FOI Administration Officer/Adviser

Access and Administrative Review | Honours, Symbols and Legal Policy
Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. +61 2 6271 5849

e. | [5][DPMC request email] | [6]www.dpmc.gov.au

PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

 

 

 

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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Nikolina Matijevic,

 

Please see attached a decision in relation to your FOI request with the
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet – reference: FOI/2016/038.

 

Regards

 

FOI Adviser

Access and Administrative Review Section | Honours, Symbols and Legal
Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. 02 6271 5849

e. [1][email address]

[2]www.dpmc.gov.au | [3]www.indigenous.gov.au

PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

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