FOI Request for documentation in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Brett Wilson made this Freedom of Information request to Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The request was refused by Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

From: Brett Wilson

Delivered

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

It is requested that your office provide copies of all documents, correspondence and emails between your office and the World Health Organisation between 01 Jan 2015 and 18 Mar 2020.

It is requested that your office provide copies of all documents, correspondence and emails between your office and the United Nations between 01 Jan 2015 and 18 Mar 2020.

It is requested that your office provide copies of all documents,minutes, official letters, other correspondence and emails between your office and the Reserve Bank of Australia between 01 Oct 2019 - 18 Mar 2020.

It is requested that your office provide copies of all documents,minutes, official letters, other correspondence and emails between your office and the US Federal Reserve Central Bank between 01 Oct 2019 - 18 Mar 2020.

Yours faithfully,

Brett Wilson

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FOI/2020/069

 

Dear Mr Wilson

 

Thank you for your email dated 18 March 2020 to the Department of the
Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department), in which you made a request
to the Department under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act)
in the following terms:

 

It is requested that your office provide copies of all documents,
correspondence and emails between your office and the World Health
Organisation between 01 Jan 2015 and 18 Mar 2020.

 

It is requested that your office provide copies of all documents,
correspondence and emails between your office and the United Nations
between 01 Jan 2015 and 18 Mar 2020.

 

It is requested that your office provide copies of all documents, minutes,
official letters, other correspondence and emails between your office and
the Reserve Bank of Australia between 01 Oct 2019 - 18 Mar 2020.

 

It is requested that your office provide copies of all documents, minutes,
official letters, other correspondence and emails between your office and
the US Federal Reserve Central Bank between 01 Oct 2019 - 18 Mar 2020.

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

 

We received your request on 18 March 2020 and the 30 day statutory period
for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. You
should therefore expect a decision from us by 17 April 2020. The period of
30 days may be extended in certain circumstances. We will advise you if
there is any extension of time.

 

Charges

 

Agencies may decide that an applicant is liable to pay a charge in respect
of a request for access to documents. If the Department decides that you
are liable to pay a charge, we will send you a preliminary assessment of
the charge as soon as possible.

 

Publication of documents

 

Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
published online on our disclosure log at
[1]https://www.pmc.gov.au/government/depart...,
subject to certain exceptions. If you think you might wish to raise any
objections to the publication of any of the information which may be
released to you please contact us by email at [2][DPMC request email].  If you
do wish to object to the publication of information, you would need to
provide supporting reasons.

 

Exclusion of officers’ names and contact details

 

For documents that fall within scope of the request, it is the
Department’s policy to withhold:

·       any person’s signature;

·       the names and contact details of Australian Public Service
officers not in the Senior Executive Service (SES);

·       the mobile or direct numbers of SES officers;

·       the names and contact details of Ministerial staff at a level
below Chief of Staff.

 

The names and other details of SES officers will not be withheld unless
there is some reason for that information to be exempt from release. If
you require signatures, the names and contact details of non-SES officers
or Ministerial staff below the level of Chief of Staff, or the mobile or
direct numbers of SES officers please let us know at [3][DPMC request email] so
the decision-maker may consider; otherwise we will take it that you agree
to that information being excluded from the scope of your request (that
is, the information will be treated as irrelevant and redacted from any
documents for release).

 

We will write again when the Department has more information.  Further
information on FOI processing can be found at the website of the Office of
the Australian Information Commissioner
[4]https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-infor....

 

Sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

e. [5][DPMC request email] | w. [6]www.pmc.gov.au

One National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 | PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

[7]Title: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present. -
Description: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present.

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Wilson

 

Please see correspondence relating to the request you made to the
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

e. [1][DPMC request email] | w. [2]www.pmc.gov.au

One National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 | PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

[3]Title: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present. -
Description: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present.

 

 

 

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From: Brett Wilson

Delivered

Dear FOI Officer, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet;

This is an FOI Request revised response to the Department of PM and Cabinets Response to FOI/2020/069 dated 15 April 2020.

1. It is requested that your office provide copies of all official documents and correspondence between your office and the World Health Organisation (WHO) between 01 Aug 2019 and 18 Mar 2020 inclusive, that relate to all pandemic scenarios and the Covid 19 emergency response.

2. Provide copies of official documents that relate to WHO requests for Australian Government Funding between between the above dates and in relation to the Covid 19 Emergency Response i.e. copies of official documents outgoing and incoming - does not include emails.

3. Provide copies of official documents - letters sent between the PMs Office and the United Nations between: 01 Aug 2019 and 18 Mar 2020 that relate to any planned pandemic response and pre planned police state actions in relation to lock down and restriction of freedom of movement for the Australian Federal Governments response to any pandemic or specifically Covid 19.

4. Provide documents that might relate to the possible activation of the Government Deposit Guarantee - $250,000 FCS guarantee i.e. documents that relate to this subject between 1 Aug 2019 and 18 Mar 2020 inclusive.

5. Provide copies of all official letters, minutes and emails between your office and the Reserve Bank of Australia between 01 Aug 2019 - 18 Mar 2020 that relates directly to the recent financial stimulus of the Australian Banking and Financial system and the appropriation of $105 Billion AUD stimulus.

6. Provide copies of all official letters between your office and the US Federal Reserve Central Bank between 01 Aug 2019 - 18 Mar 2020 that relates to the financial stimulus of the Australian Banking and Financial system.

Yours faithfully,

Brett Wilson

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Dear Mr Wilson

 

Please see correspondence relating to the request you made to the
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

e. [1][DPMC request email] | w. [2]www.pmc.gov.au

One National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 | PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

[3]Title: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present. -
Description: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present.

 

 

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