Incoming Government Briefs

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Dear Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

Consistent with the Freedom of Information Act 1982, I request the incoming government briefs provided from the Department to its respective Ministers since 21 May 2022.

I am not seeking drafts of the above documents.

Yours faithfully,

JH

FOI, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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FOI Request: LEX5983

Dear JH

Thank you for your email dated 26 July 2022 seeking access to documents
under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

This email sets out some information about how your request will be
processed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

You have sought access to:

       the incoming government briefs provided from the Department to its
respective Ministers since 21 May 2022.

We note that there has already been a similar request to yours, and the
department granted access to documents on 21 July 2022.   You can see this
request on our FOI Disclosure Log, which can be found at the following
link: [1]FOI disclosure log | Australian Government Department of Foreign
Affairs and Trade (dfat.gov.au).  You can view the documents released at
the following link: [2]Incoming Brief to the Minister for Foreign Affairs,
Penny Wong (dfat.gov.au)

Please advise us if you wish to continue with your request, noting that
documents have already been released. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

DFAT FOI Team

Information Disclosure Services and Corporate Law Branch | Department of
Foreign Affairs and Trade

T +61 2 6261 1111 | E [3][DFAT request email]
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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your reply. I would like to confirm that I would still like to have my application processed under the terms I have submitted.

I would also like to have an assurance that the decision maker allocated this application will make a decision independent to the document and decision you provided me (FOI 3116), particularly with reference to matters the Department believes is exempt under Division 3 of the Act.

I expect to be provided detailed explanation for redactions made using these exemptions and how they meet a public interest test.

Yours sincerely,

JH