Incoming ministerial briefs

Marcus Priest made this Freedom of Information request to Attorney-General's Department

The request was refused by Attorney-General's Department.

From: Marcus Priest

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Dear Attorney-General's Department,

I seek copies of incoming ministerial briefs - "red" and "blue" books - for the Liberal and Labor parties.

Yours faithfully,

Marcus Priest
Australian Financial Review

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UNCLASSIFIED
13/15035

13 September 2013

Mr Marcus Priest
Email: [FOI #390 email]

Dear Mr Priest
Freedom of Information Request no. FOI13/147

I refer to your request for access to documents relating to incoming ministerial briefs under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. I have taken your request to be for:

Copies of incoming ministerial briefs - "red" and "blue" books - for the Liberal and Labor parties.

We received your request on 10 September 2013 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 10 October 2013. The period of 30 days may be extended if we need to consult third parties or for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

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Attachment FOI13 147 Mr Marcus Priest Decision Letter.pdf
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Dear Mr Priest

Please find attached a decision letter of the Department in response to your FOI application.

Yours sincerely

FOI Case Manager
FOI& Privacy Section
Attorney-General's Department
Email: [AGD request email]

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Henare Degan left an annotation ()

The department says they didn't have the document when this request was made.

No matter, they refused access to the document later when Delimiter asked for it: http://delimiter.com.au/2013/11/11/depts...

In another request, they also refused access to the table of contents: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/p...

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