Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service
From: Ben Fairless
Dear Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service,
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.
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service
Dear Mr Fairless
The list of the Current Ministry (as at 28 August 2018) is available online at https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/.... There is no Minister for Public Service Integrity, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Digital Productivity, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service, or Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Mental Health Reform.
As such, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet does not hold an instrument of authorisation for these parties.
We consider that this matter is now finalised.
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