Documents relating to use of external email services

Michael Cordover made this Freedom of Information request to Prime Minister

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From: Michael Cordover

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Dear Prime Minister,

I'm seeking under the FOI Act the latest edition of any policies, procedures or protocols which both:

(1) apply to the use of external or personal email services by the Prime Minister for official business; and

(2) relate to compliance with the Archives Act 1983 or other record-keeping obligations.

Administrative access would be appreciated if possible.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Cordover

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Peter Lawler left an annotation ()

Michael, you may be interested in my query to the Comms Dept when he was minister https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/c... Perhaps I asked the wrong area... but given it's a comms system I thought maybe. Yes, I suspect you may have better 'luck' with PM direct etc.

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From: FOI
Prime Minister

UNCLASSIFIED

FOI/PMO/2015/032

 

Dear Mr Cordover

 

Thank you for your email dated 9 October 2015, in which you made a request
to the Prime Minister under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI
Act) in the following terms:

 

I'm seeking under the FOI Act the latest edition of any policies,
procedures or protocols which both:

 

(1) apply to the use of external or personal email services by the Prime
Minister for official business; and

 

(2) relate to compliance with the Archives Act 1983 or other
record-keeping obligations.

 

Handling of request

 

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department) provides
administrative support to the Prime Minister in relation to Freedom of
Information (FOI) requests made to him. I am writing to advise you of
further information on the processing of your request to the Prime
Minister, set out below.

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

 

Your request was received on 9 October 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 8 November (or the next
available business day 9 November 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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[3][Prime Minister 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
[4]http://www.oaic.gov.au/foi-portal/about_....

 

Yours sincerely, Dani

 

 

Dani Aston | FOI Adviser

Access and Administrative Review Section | Honours, Symbols and Legal
Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. 02 6271 5849 |e. [5][email address]

[6]www.dpmc.gov.au | [7]www.indigenous.gov.au

PO Box 6500 CANBERRA  ACT  2600

 

 

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From: Michael Cordover

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Dear Dani,

I note that a response was due by yesterday (9 November 2015). Is there any estimate as to when I will receive a response?

Thanks

Michael Cordover

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Prime Minister


Attachment PMO 2015 032 Decision Package.pdf
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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Cordover 

 

Please see attached the decision in relation to you Freedom of Information
request with the Prime Minister—Reference: PMO/FOI/2015/032

 

Regards, Debbie

 

 

Debbie Arnold | Senior FOI Adviser

Access and Administrative Review Section | Honours, Symbols and Legal
Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. 02 6271 5849 |e. [1][email address]

[2]www.dpmc.gov.au | [3]www.indigenous.gov.au

PO Box 6500 CANBERRA  ACT  2600

 

 

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