Delegations to the G20 summit

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

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From: alan cole

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I would like to make the following request the list of accredited delegations to the G20 summit in brisbane. That is for each country the list of ministers and support staff that accompanied each national leaader and had accreditation to the summit.

Yours faithfully,

alan cole

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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FOI/2015/217

Dear Mr Cole

Thank you for your email dated 10 November 2015, 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:

"the list of accredited delegations to the G20 summit in Brisbane. That is for each country the list of ministers and support staff that accompanied each national leader and had accreditation to the summit".

Timeframe for receiving your decision

We received your request on 10 November 2015 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 10 December 2015. The period of 30 days may be extended in certain circumstances. We will advise you if there is any extension of time.

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Exclusion of officers’ names and contact details

For documents that fall within scope of the request, it is the 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.

The names and other details of SES officers will not be withheld unless there is some reason for that information to be exempt from release. If you require signatures, the names and contact details of non-SES officers or Ministerial staff below the level of Chief of Staff, or the mobile or direct numbers of SES officers please let us know at [DPMC request email] so the decision-maker may consider; otherwise we will take it that you agree to that information being excluded from the scope of your request (that is, the information will be treated as irrelevant and redacted from any documents for release).

We will write again when the Department has more information. Further information on FOI processing can be found at the website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at http://www.oaic.gov.au/foi-portal/about_....

J. Rickard
FOI Adviser
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet p. 02 6271 5849 e. [DPMC request email]

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Attachment FOI 2015 217 Right to Know PRCN.pdf
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Please see attached.

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From: alan cole

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Dear FOI,
Following on from your response about my request being to large and your department having to consult thousands of people i would like to revise it down too

the list of ministers and support staff that accompanied the leaders of france, germany and mexico

Yours sincerely,

alan cole

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From: alan cole

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Dear FOI,
Could you please tell me where we are with this as i received no reply regarding my reply to you in november revising my request ?

Yours sincerely,

alan cole

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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Dear Mr Cole

Thank you for your email below.

To provide for some additional time for the decision maker to finalise the request using this revised scope the Department is seeking your consent to a 14 day extension of time to the processing period, in accordance with section 15AA of the FOI Act. We will endeavour to notify you of the decision prior to this extended date but have requested this amount of time finalise the decisions in relation to your two FOI requests.

We kindly request you confirm your consent to the extension by way of return email. If you are not inclined to agree to an extension of time, we ask that you let us know as soon as possible so the decision-maker may consider seeking an extension of time from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, in accordance with section 15AB of the FOI Act.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards

J Rickard
FOI Adviser
PM & C

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From: alan cole

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Dear FOI,
Further to your email i confirm my consent for the extension to this foi request

Yours sincerely,

alan cole

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From: Timothy Fleming


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Our reference: RQ15/05999

Agency reference: 15/129

Mr Alan Cole

Dear Mr Cole

Extension of time request under s15AB

On 24 December 2015, the Department of Finance requested further time to
make a decision on your FOI request of 8 December 2015.

This request was on the basis that the processing period is insufficient
to deal adequately with your request, because it is complex and/or
voluminous.

As a delegate of the Information Commissioner I have decided to grant the
Department an extension of time of 14 days for this request, to 21 January
2016. This decision has been made under s15AB(2) of the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (Cth) (the Act).

If you would like to discuss this matter you may contact me on 02 9284
9731 or via email [1][email address].

 

Yours sincerely

 

Timothy Fleming| Investigations Officer

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Level 3, 175 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001 |www.oaic.gov.au

Phone:  +61 2 9284 9731

Fax: +61 2 9284 9666

Email: [email address]

 

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Dear Mr Cole

Further to your FOI request and the revision to the scope below, I attach a decision letter in relation to your request.

I also attach one document found to be within scope and released pursuant to your FOI request and a fact sheet on your review rights.

Regards

FOI Adviser
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
E: [DPMC request email]
T: 6271 5849

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