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Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women did not have the information requested.

From: Ben Fairless


Dear Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women,

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" ( 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.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

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Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women


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, we have decided not to treat your request as an FOI


Your request was made to the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for
Women. It appears that you intended to make a request to the Minister for
Women. If this is the case, then you may be aware that the Minister for
Women was appointed on 28 August 2018. The Minister for Women has not yet
received an FOI request and, as such, we have not enacted an instrument of
authorisation as yet.


We consider that this matter is now finalised.




FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy Section | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

e. [Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women request email] | w.

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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