Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,
I hereby request, under the Freedom of Information Act (1982), electronic copies of the following documents:
*All financial audit reports produced for you by Deloitte since May, 2013.
*All contracts relating to said reports.
*All terms of reference relating to said reports.
Dear Mr Tentchoff
Thank you for your email dated 21 November 2013, received by the
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department), in which
you made a request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act)
in the following terms.
Electronic copies of:
· all financial audit reports produced for you by Deloitte since
· all contracts relating to said reports;
· all terms of reference relating to said reports.
Timeframe for receiving your decision
We received your request on 21 November 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 Monday 23 December 2013,
being the first working day after the expiry of the period which falls on
a weekend. The period of 30 days may be extended in certain
circumstances. We will advise you if there is any extension of time.
Agencies may decide that an applicant is liable to pay a charge in respect
of a request for access to documents. If the Department decides that you
are liable to pay a charge, we will send you a preliminary assessment of
the charge as soon as possible.
Publication of documents
Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
published online on our disclosure log at
http://www.dpmc.gov.au/foi/ips/disclosur..., subject to
certain exceptions. If you think you might wish to raise any objections to
the publication of any of the information which may be released to you
please contact us by email at [DPMC request email]. If you do wish to object
to the publication of information, you would need to provide supporting
Exclusion of officers’ names and contact details
It is the Department’s policy to withhold the names and contact details of
officers not in the Senior Executive Service (SES) within the Department
and other agencies contained within documents that fall within scope of
the request. The names and details of departmental and agency SES officers
will not be withheld unless there is some reason for that information to
be exempt from release. If you require the names and contact details of
non-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.
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
Access & Adminsitrative Review
Department of the Prime MInister and Cabinet
Dear Mr Tentchoff
Please see attached correspondence.
Legal Policy Branch
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Phone: 02 6271 5849
Email: [DPMC request email]
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Please note that the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet will
cease normal business for the Christmas-New Year period from Wednesday 25
December 2013 to Wednesday 1 January 2014 inclusively, and will resume
normal business on Thursday 2 January 2014.
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