Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit

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From: Justin

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Dear Department of Finance,

Under the FOI Act, i request information relating to the costs of the 2014 visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Australia.

I request information in regards to the following:
-Total cost for the trip
-Total cost for use of Government aircraft and individual cost for each flight taken
-Total cost for other transport method
-Total cost for security
-Total cost for engagements made
-List of events attended by the Royals
-List of greeters for each event

Yours faithfully,

Justin

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Kind regards,

FOI Officer, Legal and Assurance Branch
Business Enabling Services
Department of Finance
T: 02 6215 1783 E: [Finance request email]
A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

 

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Kind regards

 

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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Justin

 

Thank you for your email to the Department of Finance (Finance) Freedom of
Information team, dated 19 March 2019, seeking:

 

the costs of the 2014 visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to
Australia.

 

I request information in regards to the following:

-Total cost for the trip

-Total cost for use of Government aircraft and individual cost for each
flight taken -Total cost for other transport method -Total cost for
security -Total cost for engagements made -List of events attended by the
Royals -List of greeters for each event

 

Publicly available information

[1]Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) prescribes
that where a document is open to public access, the FOI Act will not
apply. [2]Section 9 of the FOI Act further defines what constitutes a
document. Further, section 15(1) of the FOI Act states that requests may
be made for ‘…access to a document of an agency’. At this stage, your
request is for access to information and is not a valid request under the
FOI Act. Despite this, Finance has tried to assist you where possible.

 

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) is responsible for
Royal visits to Australia.  Accordingly, any queries regarding Royal
visits to Australia should be directed to PM&C. PM&C has previously
released information regarding the costs of the Royal visit in 2014 under
the FOI Act. A copy of this document is available on the PM&C Disclosure
Log
([3]https://www.pmc.gov.au/government/depart....
Specifically, I refer you to FOI 2014/140.

 

Way forward

After reviewing the information that is publicly available, please
consider if you wish to proceed to make a valid FOI request. Noting that
PM&C would be best placed to process any request in relation to Royal
visits to Australia, we ask that you lodge a formal request with PM&C.
Information about how to lodge an FOI request to PM&C is available at
[4]https://www.pmc.gov.au/who-we-are/accoun....
Finance will not proceed to process your request, noting the above.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact the Finance FOI team on the details
below if you have any questions about this matter, or the FOI process in
general.

 

Kind regards

FOI Officer

 

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FOI Officer, Legal and Assurance Branch

Business Enabling Services

Department of Finance

T: 02 6215 1783 E: [6][Finance request email]

A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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