Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,
We request the Council Minutes of Proceedings for the definition of Cabinet under FOI Act
Dear Mr Hutz
Thank you for your email of 25 August 2020, seeking information from the
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department) under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) — our reference FOI/2020/196.
Section 15(2) of the FOI Act sets out the requirements of a valid request,
including that it must state that it is a request for the purposes of the
FOI Act, and it must provide such information as is reasonably necessary
to enable a responsible officer of the agency or the minister to identify
the document that is requested.
Your email currently does not meet the requirements of a valid request, as
it does not provide such information as is reasonably necessary to enable
a responsible officer of the agency or the minister to identify the
document that is requested.
Should you wish your request to be processed could you please provide more
specific information / details concerning the document/s you are seeking
Please note that the statutory timeframe for processing your request will
commence once the scope has been sufficiently clarified to enable the
Department to identify the documents you are seeking.
Should you have any queries, please contact the FOI and Privacy Section at
[DPMC request email], quoting reference FOI/2020/196.
FOI and Privacy Section | Legal Policy Branch
Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
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