Draft Open Government Partnership National Action Plan

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

The request was refused by Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

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Dear Department of Finance,

I'd like to request the Draft OGP National Action Plan document referred to in the following tender: Contract Notice View - CN2647591 https://www.tenders.gov.au/?event=public...

I note that this document was previously requested and not supplied. This was prior to the government's commitment to the Open Government Partnership. https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/o...

At the time of refusal, the FOI officer at the Department of Finance stated that "When Australia joins the Open Government Partnership, the draft Plan will be made available to the public for consultation." The Prime Minister announced Australia joining the OGP last November, but I have not been able to find the Draft National Action Plan since then.

I consider availability of this document is strongly in the public interest, to help understand the context of government and civil society's upcoming discussions towards new Open Government Partnership commitments.

I'd like to request this document under administrative access. If for some reason this request cannot be dealt with in this way, please treat it as a formal application under the Freedom of Information Act.

Yours faithfully,

Kat Szuminska

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Dear Ms Szuminska,

 

Freedom of Information Request – FOI 16/41

Thank you for your email, dated 14 March 2016, to the Department of
Finance (Finance) requesting access to the following under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

 

I'd like to request the Draft OGP National Action Plan document referred
to in the following tender: Contract Notice View - CN2647591
[1]https://www.tenders.gov.au/?event=public...

 

As the subject matter of the requested documents is more closely connected
with the functions of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
(PM&C), they have confirmed that they are better placed to process your
request.  As such, Finance has transferred your request, in full, to PM&C
under section 16 of the FOI Act. 

 

Please direct all future enquires regarding the above request to
[2][DPMC request email]

 

Regards, Kira

[3]Department of Finance and Deregulation

FOI Officer

Legal Services Branch

Corporate Services Division

Department of Finance

T: 02 6215 1783 E: [email address]

 

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FOI/2016/056

 

Dear Kat Szuminska

 

I refer to your FOI request dated 14 March 2016, that was transferred from
the Department of Finance to the Department of the Prime Minister and
Cabinet (the Department), in which you sought access to documents in the
following terms:

 

the Draft OGP National Action Plan document referred to in the following
tender: Contract Notice View - CN2647591

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

 

Your FOI request was made on 14 March 2016 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 Wednesday, 13 April 2016.
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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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
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wish to object to the publication of information, you would need to
provide supporting reasons.

 

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.

 

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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
[4]http://www.oaic.gov.au/foi-portal/about_....

 

Regards

 

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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Dear Prime Minister and Cabinet FOI contact,

On March 14th I requested access to a document from the Department of Finance, who two weeks later transferred the request to your department. See https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/1...

My request was due for a response within 30 days, and is long overdue.

As I previously noted, the document I requested was one intended for public release, so I am very surprised not to have heard anything at all.

If you are now able to release the document through administrative access or other means, please do. Upon production of the document I'll withdraw my FOI request.

I would very much appreciate a response.

Yours sincerely,

Kat Szuminska

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Dear Ms Szuminska
Thank you for your inquiry about your freedom of information request (reference FOI/2016/056).

Your request is still being processed and we hope to provide you with a notice of decision shortly.

We apologise for the delay in finalising your request.

Regards

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. [email address] www.dpmc.gov.au | www.indigenous.gov.au PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

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FOI/2016/056

 

Dear Ms Szuminska

 

Please find attached a decision in relation to your request with the
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, ref: FOI/2016/056.

 

Regards

 

Frances

 

 

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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