Emails to ABC on "Fact Check" terrorism report

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

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet did not have the information requested.

From: Culley Palmer

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

Please consider this a request under the Freedom of Information Act
1982;

The documents I seek are emails sent between the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) during the preparations of a particular "FactCheck" report titled "Fact file: Five facts about terrorism in Australia" which was published on the ABC website today, 25 February 2015.

Here is a link to the report:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-25/fa...

To narrow the scope, please only search for emails between ABC and
DPMC dated 1st January 2015 - 25th February 2015.

I request that all costs for all aspects of the processing of this
request be waived on the grounds that the release of this
information is in the public interest.

Regards,

Culley Palmer

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FOI/2015/047

 

Dear Culley Palmer

 

Thank you for your email dated 25 February 2015, received by the
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department), in which
you made a request to the Department under the Freedom of Information Act
1982 (the FOI Act) in the following terms:

 

…emails sent between the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) during the
preparations of a particular "FactCheck" report titled "Fact file: Five
facts about terrorism in Australia" which was published on the ABC website
today, 25 February 2015.

 

Here is a link to the report:

[1]http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-25/fa...

 

To narrow the scope, please only search for emails between ABC and DPMC
dated 1st January 2015 - 25th February 2015.

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

 

We received your request on 25 February 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 Friday, 27 March
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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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 [3][DPMC request email]. If you do wish to object
to the publication of information, you would need to provide supporting
reasons.

 

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officers not in the Senior Executive Service (SES). It is also the
Department’s policy to exclude the mobile or direct numbers of SES
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[4][DPMC 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.

 

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the Australian Information Commissioner at
[5]http://www.oaic.gov.au/foi-portal/about_....

 

Regards

 

Adviser

Access and Administrative Review Section | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. 02 6271 5849

e. [6][email address]

[7]www.dpmc.gov.au | [8]www.indigenous.gov.au

PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

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Dear Culley Palmer,

 

Please see attached a decision in relation to your FOI request with the
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet – reference: FOI/2015/047.

 

Regards

 

Adviser

Access and Administrative Review Section | 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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