Malcolm Roberts' Letters

Jeremy Cooper-Stout made this Freedom of Information request to Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The request was successful.

From: Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I write to request under the Freedom of Information Act any correspondence sent by Mr Malcolm Ieuan Roberts (also styled as Malcolm-Ieuan: Roberts.) to Prime Ministers Rudd, Gillard, Abbott and Turnbull during their tersm.

I also request any correspondence sent in reply.

Yours faithfully,

Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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FOI/2016/143

 

Dear Mr Cooper-Stout

 

Thank you for your email dated 5 August 2016, 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:

 

     I write to request under the Freedom of Information Act any
correspondence sent by Mr Malcolm Ieuan Roberts (also styled as

     Malcolm-Ieuan: Roberts.) to Prime Ministers Rudd, Gillard, Abbott and
Turnbull during their tersm.

    

     I also request any correspondence sent in reply.

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

 

We received your request on 5 August 2016 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 4 September 2016. The period
of 30 days may be extended in certain circumstances. We will advise you if
there is any extension of time.

 

Charges

 

Agencies may decide that an applicant is liable to pay a charge in respect
of a request for access to documents. If the Department decides that you
are liable to pay a charge, we will send you a preliminary assessment of
the charge as soon as possible.

 

Publication of documents

 

Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
published online on our disclosure log at
[1]http://www.dpmc.gov.au/pmc/accountabilit...,
subject to certain exceptions. If you think you might wish to raise any
objections to the publication of any of the information which may be
released to you please contact us by email at [2][DPMC request email].  If you
do wish to object to the publication of information, you would need to
provide supporting reasons.

 

Exclusion of officers’ names and contact details

 

For documents that fall within scope of the request, it is the
Department’s policy to withhold:

·        any person’s signature;

·        the names and contact details of Australian Public Service
officers not in the Senior Executive Service (SES);

·        the mobile or direct numbers of SES officers;

·        the names and contact details of Ministerial staff at a level
below Chief of Staff.

 

The names and other details of SES officers will not be withheld unless
there is some reason for that information to be exempt from release. If
you require signatures, the names and contact details of non-SES officers
or Ministerial staff below the level of Chief of Staff, or the mobile or
direct numbers of SES officers please let us know at [3][DPMC request email] so
the decision-maker may consider; otherwise we will take it that you agree
to that information being excluded from the scope of your request (that
is, the information will be treated as irrelevant and redacted from any
documents for release).

 

We will write again when the Department has more information.  Further
information on FOI processing can be found at the website of the Office of
the Australian Information Commissioner at
[4]http://www.oaic.gov.au/foi-portal/about_....

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

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

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. 02 6271 5849

e. [5][DPMC request email]

[6]www.pmc.gov.au

PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

[7]Description: Description: Description: FOI design element

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Cooper-Stout

 

I refer to your request under the FOI Act to the Department of the Prime
Minister and Cabinet in the following terms:

 

     I write to request under the Freedom of Information Act any
correspondence sent by Mr Malcolm Ieuan Roberts (also styled as

     Malcolm-Ieuan: Roberts.) to Prime Ministers Rudd, Gillard, Abbott and
Turnbull during their tersm.

    

     I also request any correspondence sent in reply.

 

We have identified information concerning third parties in the documents
relevant to your request. We have formed the view that it is appropriate
to consult the third parties in respect of the possible disclosure of
their information. Under subsection 15(6) of the FOI Act, the statutory
period for processing an FOI request is extended by 30 days in these
situations. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

Access and Administrative Review Section | Honours, Symbols 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

[3]Description: Description: Description: FOI design element

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Cooper-Stout

 

I refer to your request under the FOI Act to the Department of the Prime
Minister and Cabinet in the following terms:

 

     I write to request under the Freedom of Information Act any
correspondence sent by Mr Malcolm Ieuan Roberts (also styled as

     Malcolm-Ieuan: Roberts.) to Prime Ministers Rudd, Gillard, Abbott and
Turnbull during their tersm.

    

     I also request any correspondence sent in reply.

 

We note that the subject of your request, Mr Malcolm Iuean Roberts,
appears to have published a substantial amount of his correspondence with
Members of Parliament and others on the following web site:
[1]http://www.climate.conscious.com.au/lett....

 

In light of the correspondence published on that web site, please let us
know whether you still wish to continue with your FOI request.

 

As the statutory time frame for responding to your FOI request is running,
we would be grateful if you could respond by Friday, 9 September 2016.

 

If we do not hear from you by 9 September 2016, we will continue
processing your FOI request.

 

If your FOI request is to continue, we will undertake an assessment of the
work involved in processing and either notify you of the estimated charge
for processing, or of our intention to refuse the request on the grounds
that processing would be a substantial and unreasonable diversion of our
resources.

 

Should you have any queries, please contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

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

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. 02 6271 5849

e. [2][DPMC request email]

[3]www.pmc.gov.au

PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

[4]Description: Description: Description: FOI design element

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Cooper-Stout

 

Please find attached the notice of estimated charges for your FOI request
to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

Access and Administrative Review Section | Honours, Symbols 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

[3]Description: Description: Description: FOI design element

 

 

 

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From: Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Dear FOI Adviser,

Thank you for your email advising of a notice of charges and my apologies for missing the previous email regarding public availability of the documents in question.

With both points in my mind I wish to withdraw the request.

Yours sincerely,

Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Dear Mr Cooper-Stout

Thank you for your email. We confirm receipt of your withdrawal of your FOI request.

Yours sincerely

FOI Adviser
Access and Administrative Review Section | Honours, Symbols 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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