Failure of the Prime Minister to recite/read the correct Oath

Chris H 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: Chris H

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I am writing to ask why the current Prime Minister has not used the following oath from the 'Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act (1900)':

"I, A.B., do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to
Her Majesty Queen Victoria, Her heirs and successors according to law.
SO HELP ME GOD! "

(Currently "Queen Victoria" can be substituted to "Queen Elizabeth II")

Below is a link to a video of the Prime Minister Scott Morrison reading an oath in May 2019 that is inconsistent with the oath in the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act (1900).

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-29/t...

I would like to see evidence of the Prime Minister reading or reciting the original oath. Otherwise, please provide documents suggesting the approval an oath/affirmation that is not consistent with the oath in the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act (1900).

Yours faithfully,

Chris H

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OFFICIAL
 
Dear Mr H
 
I refer to your correspondence of 29 October 2019 sent to the Department
of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department) (as set out below) –
our reference FOI/2019/328.
 
I am writing to advise you of further information in relation to the
processing of your request.
 
Validity
 
Section 15 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) requires that
a request for access meets certain requirements. These requirements are:
-       It must be in writing;
-       It must state it is a request for the purposes of the FOI Act;
-       It must provide such information as is reasonably necessary to
enable the agency to identify the document/s.
 
This email is to advise that your request, in its current form, does not
constitute a valid request under the FOI Act. This is because we are
unable to identify the specific documents you are seeking based on the
information you have provided.
 
If you would like assistance to make a valid FOI request, please feel free
to contact the Department by return email at [1][email address].
 
The Department will take no further action in relation to this enquiry.
 
Regards,
 
FOI Adviser
FOI and Privacy Section | Legal Policy Branch
Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
p. (02) 6271 5849
e. [2][DPMC request email] | w. [3]www.pmc.gov.au
One National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 | PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600
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throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, waters and
community. We pay our respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both
past and present
 

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From: Chris H

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

This request is an application for the purpose of the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

I would like to request a document of the Prime Minister Scott John Morrison reciting or reading the oath as written in the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900

Yours faithfully,

Chris H

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OFFICIAL
 
Dear Mr H
 
I refer to your correspondence of 9 November 2019 sent to the Department
of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department) (as set out below) –
our reference FOI/2019/350.
 
We have conducted a general search on the internet for what you appear to
be seeking and note that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation filmed
Prime Minister Scott Morrison being sworn in as Australia’s 30^th Prime
Minister on 24 August 2018. That footage is publicly available here:
[1]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTXha4XI...
 
The Department will take no further action in relation to this enquiry.
 
Regards
 
FOI Adviser
FOI and Privacy | Legal Policy Branch
Government Division
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
p. +61 2 6271 5849
e. [2][DPMC request email] |
[3]www.dpmc.gov.au
PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600
 
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