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From: Ben Fairless
Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,
Under section 23 of the Freedom of Information Act, the principal officer or minister can make arrangements to give their decision making powers to others.
I'm hoping you can provide me with a copy of the current arrangements if possible.
If it helps, I'm happy for you to process this request under "administrative release" (https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-infor.... This would reduce the cost and time required to make a formal decision.
That said, I understand sometimes you want the request to be formal. If you won't process it informally, please process my request for the document as a formal FOI Request.
Please note - While I volunteer for Right to Know, this request is made in a personal capacity and not on behalf of Right to Know.
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Dear Mr Fairless
You have indicated below that you are happy to receive the documents, that you are seeking access to, outside the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth).
Consequently, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department) has decided not to treat your request as an FOI request. Please find attached a copy of the Department's Freedom of Information Act 1982 Approval of Arrangements document which is being provided to you administratively. This was previously released to you by the Department on 9 November 2016 (refer to https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/f....
We consider that this matter is now finalised.
FOI and Privacy Section | Legal Policy Branch
Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
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