Dear Australian Public Service Commission,
Under the FOI Act, I seek access to any and all emails contained in all of former Public Service Commissioner, John Lloyd’s, outlook items that contain the following term: “Pell”.
I am happy to provide further information (either on request, or in response to a notice given pursuant to subsection 29(1) of the FOI Act) that goes to the wide public interest in the documents the subject of my request including by reference to Mr Pell’s and Mr Lloyd’s character, Mr Lloyd’s and Mr Pell’s relationship with the the Liberal Party and members of the Government and Mr Lloyd’s and Mr Pell’s relationship and financial arrangements with far right wing and Liberal party aligned political lobby group, the Institute of Public Affairs.
Dear D Ward
Acknowledgement of FOI request
The Australian Public Service Commission (the Commission) acknowledges receipt of your request dated 26 January 2019, under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act), seeking access to 'any and all emails contained in all of former Public Service Commissioner, John Lloyd’s, outlook items that contain the following term: “Pell”.
The statutory timeframe for responding to your request under the FOI Act is 30 days from the date of receipt. This timeframe may be extended in certain circumstances, and we will advise you if such circumstances arise. An extension to the timeframe may occur if there is a need to conduct formal consultation with affected third parties. Such consultation may extend the processing time by an additional 30 days, in accordance with sections 27 and 27A [Consultation – business documents and personal privacy] of the FOI Act.
Section 29 of the FOI Act provides that agencies may apply a processing charge for access to documents which do not concern your personal information. I will write to you and inform you if it is decided that a processing charge will apply.
Section 22 of the FOI Act, provides that agencies may redact certain material from documents, if it is deemed that the material is irrelevant to the scope of a request. The Commission’s policy is to redact the personal information and contact details of Commission or APSC officers, who are employed below Senior Executive Officers (SES) level, including mobile telephone numbers and signatures.
Should you have any questions relating to your request, please do not hesitate to contact our office via email to [email address]
On behalf of FOI Coordinator
Please find attached correspondence in response to your FOI request.
Australian Public Service Commission
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