Inquiry into Sussan Ley expenses 2017

tony magrathea 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: tony magrathea

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

In January 2017 Sussan Ley stood aside as Health Minister while the Prime Minister ordered an investigation into her use of expenses and allowances. A great deal of media coverage resulted in questioning her and government policy on expenses for politicians.

I ask for a copy of the report into Ms Ley's conduct.

Yours faithfully,

Tony Magrathea

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

UNCLASSIFIED

FOI/2017/099

 

Dear Mr Magrathea

 

Thank you for your email dated 8 June 2017, received by the Department of
the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department), in which you made a
request to the Department under the Freedom of information Act 1982 (the
FOI Act) in the following terms:

 

In January 2017 Sussan Ley stood aside as Health Minister while the Prime
Minister ordered an investigation into her use of expenses and
allowances.  A great deal of media coverage resulted in questioning her
and government policy on expenses for politicians.

 

I ask for a copy of the report into Ms Ley's conduct.

 

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should therefore expect a decision from us by 7 July 2017.  The period of
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Yours sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

Access and Administrative Review | Honours, Symbols and Legal Policy
Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. +61 2 6271 5849

e. | [5][DPMC request email] | [6]www.dpmc.gov.au

PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

 

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Bebe Sinclair left an annotation ()

As a taxpayer of Australia, We must know if ministers are conducting themselves in the interest of Australia, Sussan Ley, was investigated and since then this investigation has not been released, standing aside is not sufficient, the taxpayers, the families of Australia deserve the truth, full, Frank, and transparent honest, we as citizens are required to live within the laws, pay our taxes, and deserved to be governed without corruption. If a minister of the crown has conducted themselves, with anything less than honesty and integrity, this must be dealt with under the law, as we are all expected to do.
How can we have confidence that this is occurring unless we are given the complete details and outcomes of any and all INVESTIGATIONS into alleged corruption,

I hope that the government listens, thank you for your efforts.

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From: tony magrathea

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Dear FOI,

You indicated I could expect a reply to my request by 7/7/17. It has not been received yet. When will a reply be made?

Yours sincerely,

tony magrathea

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

UNCLASSIFIED
Dear Mr Magrathea

We regret the delay in responding to your FOI request. We will be notifying you of a decision today.

Yours sincerely

FOI Adviser
Access and Administrative Review Section | Honours and Legal Policy Branch Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet p. 02 6271 5849 e. [DPMC request email] www.pmc.gov.au PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Magrathea

 

Please find attached the decision on your FOI request to the Department of
the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

Access and Administrative Review Section | Honours and Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. 02 6271 5849

e. [1][DPMC request email]

[2]www.pmc.gov.au

PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

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