Dear FOI,

The Department responsible for honours policy instructed the drafting of an amendment of HOSM (Iraq) declaration 2004 to extend to specified commercial contractors engaged by AusAID to support Australian government humanitarian operations. Proposed text was promulgated for review in March 2012.

The Department recently stated this advice came before final advice from stakeholders.

I would like to ask for a copy of the final advice from stakeholders under the FOI Act. Please do not include document B13/1718 if this is the final advice.

Yours faithfully,

Trav S

FOI, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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FOI/2020/239

 

Dear Trav S

 

We write in relation to your email dated 12 October 2020, and received by
the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department), in
which you made a request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the
FOI Act) for access to the following:

 

The Department responsible for honours policy instructed the drafting of
an amendment of HOSM (Iraq) declaration 2004 to extend to specified
commercial contractors engaged by AusAID to support Australian government
humanitarian operations.  Proposed text was promulgated for review in
March 2012. 

 

The Department recently stated this advice came before final advice from
stakeholders.

 

I would like to ask for a copy of the final advice from stakeholders under
the FOI Act.  Please do not include document B13/1718 if this is the final
advice.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

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Dear FOI,

Please accept this minor amendment.

I may have made an error in referring to the Branch responsible for HOSM administration as the Department responsible for HOSM policy in my FOI request.

I don't know if this makes a difference to the request but will be happy to correct if advised.

Thanks for your time.

Kind regards

Trav S

Yours sincerely,

Trav S

FOI, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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Dear Trav S

 

Please find attached the decision in relation to your request under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI and Privacy Section | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your help.

Yours sincerely,

Trav S