Gaetjens report and all related internal DPMC emails about it since inception of McKenzie enquire

Andy Johnson 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: Andy Johnson

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I would like to request a copy of the recent Gaetjens report as well as all related internal emails, meeting minutes and comms related to it since inception of the McKenzie enquire.

As this is in the national and public interest, I expect this FOIA request to be serviced at no change.

Yours faithfully,

Andy Johnson

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See also the following request, which only covers the final report rather than deliberations surrounding it: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/g...

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FOI/2020/039

 

Dear Mr Johnson

 

Thank you for your email dated 6 February 2020, received by the Department
of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department), in which you made a
request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) in the
following terms:

 

I would like to request a copy of the recent Gaetjens report as well as
all related internal emails, meeting minutes and comms related to it since
inception of the McKenzie enquire.

 

The Department requires clarification from you regarding your request to
enable the Department to conduct reasonable searches and identify the
documents that you are seeking to access, if they exist.

 

Could you please provide the following further information to enable the
Department to undertake searches of its relevant systems:

·         In relation to ‘related internal emails, meeting minutes and
comms’ in your request, could you please specify whether this relates to
documents that informed the development of the Report, or documents that
were produced or received after the Secretaries report was provided to the
Prime Minister, or both.

·         In relation to your reference to ‘comms’ in your request, could
you please specify whether you are seeking media commentary or whether
media commentary can be excluded from the scope of your request.

 

Please note that the statutory time frame for processing your request will
commence once the scope has been sufficiently clarified to enable the
Department to identify the documents you are seeking, if they exist.

 

Should you have any queries, please contact the FOI and Privacy Section,
quoting reference FOI/2020/039.

 

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: Andy Johnson

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Dear FOI,
Thanks.
I’m looking for documents that both informed and were informed by the report. So both.
You can skip the media reports.
Thanks
Andy

Yours sincerely,

Andy Johnson

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From: Andy Johnson

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Dear FOI,

I’m just writing to follow up on this. I believe you are required by law to have produced this information by now?

I kindly request an internal review if the request is denied.

Yours sincerely,

Andy Johnson

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Dear Mr Johnson

 

Thank you for your email of 7 March 2020. We confirm that following your
clarification of 18 February 2020 (which was in response to our email of
17 February 2020 requesting clarification of your request), the Department
considered that your request was valid from that date of clarification,
and accordingly the Department has taken your request to be in the
following terms:

 

I would like to request a copy of the recent Gaetjens report as well as
all documents that both informed and were informed by the report.

 

Media reports are excluded.

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

 

As indicated above, the Department received your valid request on 18
February 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 19 March 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

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy Section| Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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Dear Mr Johnson

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your request under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 to the Department of the Prime Minister
and Cabinet.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy Section | 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

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[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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From: Andy Johnson

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Dear FOI,

I would like to revise my request. Can you please provide access to the Gaetjens report itself.

Thanks

Yours sincerely,

Andy Johnson

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Dear Mr Johnson

 

Please find attached the decision in relation to your FOI request.

 

Kind regards

 

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy Section| Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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

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From: Andy Johnson

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet's handling of my FOI request 'Gaetjens report and all related internal DPMC emails about it since inception of McKenzie enquiry’.

I realise the documents are labelled as cabinet in confidence, but the Australian public deserves to know given the grants are funded by taxpayer money. There is significant interest in the topic and it is simply not fair that the Prime Minister can hide corrupt behaviour behind obscure paragraphs.

Hey A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/g...

Yours faithfully,

Andy Johnson

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OFFICIAL

 

Dear Mr Johnson

 

Thank you for your email dated 28 March 2020, received by the Department
of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department), in which you made a
request for internal review of the Department’s decision of 23 March 2020
in relation to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the
FOI Act) (reference: FOI/2020/039).

 

Timeframe for receiving your internal review decision

 

We received your request for internal review on 28 March 2020 and the
30-day statutory period for internal review commenced from the day after
that date. You should therefore expect a decision from us by 28 April
2020.

 

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 Section| Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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6271 5849
[6]http://cdn.mysitemyway.com/icons-waterma... request email]

[8]https://www.musicianswithoutborders.org/...

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

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Dear Mr Johnson

 

Please find attached the internal review decision in relation to your FOI
request.

 

Kind regards

 

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy Section| Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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

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