Legal advice style guide

John Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Government Solicitor

The request was refused by Australian Government Solicitor.

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Dear Australian Government Solicitor,

I wish to obtain a copy of the AGS's organisational style guide that is used by the AGS in the preparation of its legal advice.

Yours faithfully,

John Smith

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Dear Mr Smith

 

Freedom of Information Request FOI20/050

             

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act) for access to documents.

 

…a copy of the AGS's organisational style guide that is used by the AGS
in the preparation of its legal advice.

 

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Agencies still need to request an extension from the applicant. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has directed agencies to request time extensions on a case-by-case basis under the framework of the existing law. https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-infor...

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Dear Mr Smith

 

Freedom of Information Request FOI20/050

 

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act) for access to documents.

 

The purpose of this email is to provide you with a decision in response to
that request, please see the decision letter attached.

 

If you have any questions, please contact me by email at
[1][AGS request email].

 

Yours sincerely

Julia  

FOI Case Officer

 

 

 

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Refused, on the grounds that documents pertaining to the activities of the AGS are exempt from the FOI act.

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