Documents relating to the Nomination of Barnaby Joyce to run for election to The House of Representatives in 2013 Federal Election

Richard Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Electoral Commission

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From: Richard Smith

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Dear Australian Electoral Commission,

Mr Barnaby Thomas Gerard Joyce was elected to the House of Representatives for the electorate of New England, New South Wales, at the 2013 Federal Election.

I hereby request the following Government Information documents which I consider to be of great public importance:

a) A copy of the Nomination Form for House of Representatives Candidates in use by the AEC immediately prior to the writs being issued for the 2013 Federal Election;

b) A copy of any Information for House of Representatives Candidates documents produced by or provided by the Commonwealth and in use immediately prior to the writs being issued for the 2013 Federal Election;

c) Documents received by the AEC relating to the Nomination of Mr Barnaby Thomas Gerard Joyce to run for election in the seat of New England to the House of Representatives in the 2013 Federal Election;

d) A copy of the completed nomination form relating to the Nomination of Mr Barnaby Thomas Gerard Joyce to run for election in the seat of New England to the House of Representatives in the 2013 Federal Election; and

e) Documents, including any receipts issued, relating to the refund of the deposit made in relation to the Nomination of Mr Barnaby Thomas Gerard Joyce to run for election in the seat of New England to the House of Representatives in the 2013 Federal Election.

If this can be answered as informal request, please do so.

Otherwise, please proceed with this as a formal request under the Freedom of Information principles & framework, i.e. the Freedom of Information Act 1982 & other associated guidelines and regulations.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Smith

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Our Ref: LS6224

 

Dear Mr Richard Smith,

 

Your FOI Request LS6224

I refer to your email received Tuesday 16 August 2015 5:29 PM, sent via
the Right to Know website, in which you request (‘your FOI Request’) to
the Australian Electoral Commission (‘AEC’) under the [1]Freedom of
Information Act 1982 for access to documents relating to the nomination of
Mr Barnaby Thomas Gerard Joyce at the 2013 Federal election.

I have interpreted your request as seeking:

·        A copy of the Nomination Form for House of Representatives
Candidates in use by the AEC immediately prior to the writs being issued
for the 2013 Federal Election;

·        A copy of any Information for House of Representatives Candidates
documents produced by or provided by the Commonwealth and in use
immediately prior to the writs being issued for the 2013 Federal Election;

·        Documents received by the AEC relating to the Nomination of Mr
Barnaby Thomas Gerard Joyce to run for election in the seat of New England
to the House of Representatives in the 2013 Federal Election, being
documents relating to his nomination and not his campaign for election;

·        A copy of the completed nomination form relating to the
Nomination of Mr Barnaby Thomas Gerard Joyce to run for election in the
seat of New England to the House of Representatives in the 2013 Federal
Election; and

·        Documents, including any receipts issued, relating to the refund
of the deposit made in relation to the Nomination of Mr Barnaby Thomas
Gerard Joyce to run for election in the seat of New England to the House
of Representatives in the 2013 Federal Election.

 

We received your request on 16 August 2017 5:29 PM and the 30 day
statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day after
that date. A decision is due from us by 15 September 2017. The period of
30 days may be extended if we need to consult third parties, impose a
charge or for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

You will be notified of any charges in relation to your request as soon as
possible, before we process any requested documents or impose a final
charge.

Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
published online on the AEC’s disclosure log [2]at
http://www.aec.gov.au/information-access..., subject to certain
exceptions. (For example, personal information will not be published where
this would be unreasonable.)

We will contact you using the email address that you provided. Please
advise if you would prefer us to use an alternative means of contact. If
you have any questions, please contact Saskia, Lawyer of the AEC, who will
have carriage of your FOI Request. Contact details are set out below.

Email:  [3][email address]
Fax: 02 6293 7657
Post:  Locked bag 4007, Canberra ACT 2601
Telephone:   (02) 6271 4593

Regards

Antonia Exposito | FOI & Administrative Assistant

Legal Services Section | Legal & Procurement Branch

Australian Electoral Commission

T: (02) 6271 4405 | F: (02) 6293 7657

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From: Richard Smith
[[6]mailto:[FOI #4033 email]]

Sent: Wednesday, 16 August 2017 5:29 PM

To: INFO <[7][AEC request email]>

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Documents relating to the
Nomination of Barnaby Joyce to run for election to The House of
Representatives in 2013 Federal Election

 

Dear Australian Electoral Commission,

 

Mr Barnaby Thomas Gerard Joyce was elected to the House of Representatives
for the electorate of New England, New South Wales, at the 2013 Federal
Election.

 

I hereby request the following Government Information documents which I
consider to be of great public importance:

 

a) A copy of the Nomination Form for House of Representatives Candidates
in use by the AEC immediately prior to the writs being issued for the 2013
Federal Election;

 

b) A copy of any Information for House of Representatives Candidates
documents produced by or provided by the Commonwealth and in use
immediately prior to the writs being issued for the 2013 Federal Election;

 

c) Documents received by the AEC relating to the Nomination of Mr Barnaby
Thomas Gerard Joyce to run for election in the seat of New England to the
House of Representatives in the 2013 Federal Election;

 

d) A copy of the completed nomination form relating to the Nomination of
Mr Barnaby Thomas Gerard Joyce to run for election in the seat of New
England to the House of Representatives in the 2013 Federal Election; and

 

e) Documents, including any receipts issued, relating to the refund of the
deposit made in relation to the Nomination of Mr Barnaby Thomas Gerard
Joyce to run for election in the seat of New England to the House of
Representatives in the 2013 Federal Election.

 

If this can be answered as informal request, please do so.

 

Otherwise, please proceed with this as a formal request under the Freedom
of Information principles & framework, i.e. the Freedom of Information Act
1982 & other associated guidelines and regulations.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Richard Smith

 

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Dear Mr Richard Smith

 

Your FOI request LS6224 - Decision record and reasons for decision

 

I refer to your email received Wednesday 16 August 2015 5:29 PM, sent via
the Right to Know website, in which you request (‘your FOI Request’) the
Australian Electoral Commission (‘AEC’) under the Freedom of Information
Act 1982 (‘FOI Act’) for access to documents relating to the nomination of
Mr Barnaby Thomas Gerard Joyce at the 2013 Federal election.

 

I am writing today to give you a decision about access to documents that
you requested in your FOI Request. Please find this decision and the
reasons for that decision attached as PDF File LS6224 – Final decision and
reasons. Also attached, as a PDF file Complete combined documents – s22
edited copy, are copies of the documents I have granted you access to.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Saskia R. | Lawyer / FOI Officer

Legal Services Section | Legal & Procurement Branch

Australian Electoral Commission

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From: Richard Smith

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Dear Saskia,

RE: FOI request LS6224

Thanks for your response of 8 September.

I have reviewed the enclosed Decision Letter and the released documents and I believe you have answered my questions satisfactorily.

Thank you for your prompt action. Your efforts in addressing my FOI request serves as a good example of efficient practice and it is a credit to you and your organisation.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Smith

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