forced relocation of public servants to Armidale

Sarah Van Winkle made this Freedom of Information request to Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources

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From: Sarah Van Winkle

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Dear Minister for Agriculture,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

I refer to the Canberra Times article dated 11 September 2016 titled 'Barnaby Joyce won't release analysis of forced relocation of public servants to Armidale', at the following URL:

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/national...

This request is for the whole document referred to in that article, being a 'cost-benefit analysis of the effects of his decision to move 175 public servants from Canberra to Armidale.'

I exclude from this request the contact details of all, in addition to the names of any departmental staff below the SES level.

Yours faithfully,

Sarah Van Winkle

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From: Foi
Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources

 

Dear Ms Van Winkle

 

This email is to advise you that your FOI request below to the Minister
for Agriculture and Water Resources has been transferred to the Department
of Agriculture and Water Resources under s 16 of the FOI Act.

 

The reference number for your request is FOI2016/17-19. The due date to
make an access decision is Wednesday 19 October 2016, noting that
processing time may be extended under the FOI Act for third party
consultation or charges.

 

Please contact me if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely

 

Stuart Plowman

Government Lawyer |  Office of the General Counsel   |  

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section   |

Phone +61 2 6272 5051   |  

 

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

18 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

 

 

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Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources


Attachment FOI2016.17 19 decision.pdf
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Dear Ms Van Winkle

 

Please find attached the decision on your FOI request.

 

Regards

 

Melissa Nickols

FOI Officer

Office of the General Counsel   |   Freedom of Information and Privacy
Section

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Phone +61 2 6272 3933  

 

 

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From: Foi
Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources

 

Dear Ms Van Winkle

 

We refer to your FOI request about the APVMA relocation.

 

We wish to make you aware that the Deputy Prime Minister has now released
the cost benefit analysis and it is published on the department’s website.

 

[1]http://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-fo...

 

Regards

Stuart Plowman

Government Lawyer |  Office of the General Counsel   | 

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section   |

Phone +61 2 6272 5051   |  

 

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

18 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

 

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