Dear Department of Communications,
I wish to obtain emails communicated between the Department and NBN Co Limited regarding the rollout of the NBN at Norwest Business Park in lead up the Minister for Communications' announcement on the 12th May 2015.
A relevant article about the announcement can be found here:
Freedom of Information Request No. 26-1415
Receipt is acknowledged of your correspondence, received by the Department
on 18 May 2015, seeking access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(the FOI Act), to the following:
‘... emails communicated between the Department and NBN Co Limited
regarding the rollout of the NBN at Norwest Business Park in lead up the
Minister for Communications' announcement on the 12th May 2015.'
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In light of recent revelations that the former Minister for Communications had operated a non-departmental email server, are you able to confirm if emails received and transmitted from this email server were searched for this FOI request?