Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I am writing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act for a complete copy of the departments' Freedom of Information (FOI) logs for the period 2013-2023, including any secondary departments controlled by the agency.

I request that this is provided as a document and not a simple redirect to the agency website as I am of the view that your online disclosure logs do not actively reflect your FOI requests that you have received in this period.

I would appreciate it if you could provide me with this information in an electronic format, such as a PDF or spreadsheet, if possible.

If there are any fees associated with fulfilling this request, please let me know in advance so that I can consider my options.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.


Watson Norwood

FOI, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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Dear Watson Norwood,


The information you have requested is published in on the Department's
website, this information is maintained for reference purposes and is
publicly available. In light of this it is not information subject to the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act). Further the agency does not
hold a discrete document outside the published log where this information
would be collated.



Section 4 of the FOI Act provides the following (emphasis in


"document" includes:

                     (a)  any of, or any part of any of, the following

                              (i)  any paper or other material on which
there is writing;

                             (ii)  a map, plan, drawing or photograph;

                            (iii)  any paper or other material on which
there are marks, figures, symbols or perforations having a meaning for
persons qualified to interpret them;

                            (iv)  any article or material from which
sounds, images or writings are capable of being reproduced with or without
the aid of any other article or device;

                             (v)  any article on which information has
been stored or recorded, either mechanically or electronically;

                            (vi)  any other record of information; or

                     (b)  any copy, reproduction or duplicate of such a
thing; or

                     (c)  any part of such a copy, reproduction or


but does not include:

                     (d)  material maintained for reference purposes that
is otherwise publicly available; or

      (e)  Cabinet notebooks.


The right of access under the FOI Act is for a document of an agency
within the meaning of section 4. As the information you requested is
excluded from the FOI Act no further action will be taken.


Yours sincerely



Adviser | FOI Section[]

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

Ngunnawal Country, One National Circuit  Barton  ACT  2600  |  PO Box
6500  CANBERRA  ACT  2600
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