Emails containing expletives

Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Prime Minister

This request has been withdrawn by the person who made it. There may be an explanation in the correspondence below.

From: Ben Fairless

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Dear Prime Minister,

I would like a copy of all emails sent from the Prime Minister, or his staff (including all staff of the PMO and the Chief of Staff) which contain expletives, which include the below words (letters removed, however please search for the full words):
F**K
C**T
B***H
Turd

This comes in light of the article in the NT News: http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/senator-da...

Please attempt to process this request under Administrative Access, if you can't process it under the Freedom of Information Act.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

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From: Ben Fairless

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Dear Prime Minister,

I have not received an acknowledgement of my request. Could you please confirm it's receipt?

Request is detailed here: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/e...

I would prefer you process this request under Administrative Access, if you can't please process as a formal Freedom of Information request.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

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FOI/PMO/2015/001

 

Dear Mr Fairless

 

Thank you for your email  dated 18 January 2015 to the Prime Minister
seeking access to documents in the following terms:

 

I would like a copy of all emails sent from the Prime Minister, or his
staff (including all staff of the PMO and the Chief of Staff) which
contain expletives, which include the below words (letters removed,
however please search for the full words):

F**K

C**T

B***H

Turd

 

This comes in light of the article in the NT News:
http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/senator-da...

 

Please attempt to process this request under Administrative Access, if you
can't process it under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

 

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.

 

Handling of request

 

The Office of the Prime Minister will be processing your request under the
FOI Act.

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

 

Your request was received on 18 January 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 17 February
2015.  The period of 30 days may be extended in certain circumstances.  We
will advise you if there is any extension of time.

 

Charges

 

Agencies and Ministers may decide that an applicant is liable to pay a
charge in respect of a request for access to documents. If the
decision-maker in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) 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
[1]https://www.dpmc.gov.au/foi/ips/disclosu..., 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 [2][Prime Minister request email].  If you do wish to object
to the publication of information, you would need to provide supporting
reasons.

 

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) as well as the mobile
or direct numbers of SES officers within the Department and other agencies
contained within documents that fall within scope of the request.
Similarly, it is the PMO’s policy to withhold the names and contact
details of PMO staff at a level below Senior Advisor. If you require this
information please let us know at [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

 

 

FOI Adviser

Access and Administrative Review Section | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. 02 6271 5849

e. [5][Prime Minister request email]

[6]www.pmc.gov.au

PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

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Dear Mr Fairless

Please see attached correspondence relevant to your request.

Kind regards

FOI Adviser
Access and Administrative Review Section | Legal Policy Branch Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet p. 02 6271 5849 e. [Prime Minister request email] www.pmc.gov.au PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

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From: Ben Fairless

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Dear FOI,

I withdraw my request

Yours sincerely,

Ben Fairless

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