Julie Bishop travel / accommodation expenses to Melbourne on November 4th, 2017.

Vito Guzzardi made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The request was refused by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

From: Vito Guzzardi

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Dear Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

Please advise and itemise and fully account for the reason why Julie Bishop was in Melbourne on November 4th, 2017; including but not limited to why she was in Melbourne that day and what meeting/s and / or official business was she attending, when did she arrive in Melbourne & when did she leave Melbourne, how much did the flights cost the taxpayer and how many flights were charged for and who were those flights for, how much did the accommodation cost the taxpayer and how many nights were charged for and who were they for ?

Yours faithfully,

Vito Guzzardi

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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Guzzardi,

Thank you for your below e-mail. As your request is for information rather than documents, it does not satisfy the requirements of section 15(2) of the FOI Act.

Please note that the Foreign minister's office is a separate entity to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade under FOI. Please note further that parliamentarians' expenditure is published by the Department of Finance at: https://www.finance.gov.au/publications/...

Yours sincerely,
DFAT FOI Team.

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From: Vito Guzzardi

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Dear FOI,

All documents related to my earlier email re: Bishop's to Melbourne including what I had itemised and also to include chauffeuring / taxi / transport (road) costs.

Yours sincerely,

Vito Guzzardi

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From: FOI
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Guzzardi,

As the Department is not responsible for the Foreign Minister's domestic travel arrangements, we are unable to satisfy your request as we do you not any relevant documents.

Yours sincerely,
DFAT FOI Team.

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