McKinsey

Andy Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Social Services

The request was refused by Department of Social Services.

From: Andy Johnson

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Dear Department of Social Services,

I would like to request a copy of all reports / documents delivered by consulting firm McKinsey & Company to the Department since 1990. In addition, I would like to request a copy of each invoice paid to McKinsey for each report (including $ fees paid, rate card applied, and other commercial terms).

AusTender shows the Department has been a significant amount of money on McKinsey over the past 10 years.

Given the recent, significant public interest in McKinsey due to their controversial activities in anti democratic or corrupt governments such as South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia (1MDB), I request that the FOIA request fees be waived.

Yours faithfully,

Andy Johnson

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Department of Social Services

Dear Mr Johnson

 

Freedom of Information Request No. 19/20-107

 

I refer to your correspondence received by the Department of Social
Services (the department) on 25 February 2020, in which you requested
access, under the Commonwealth Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act)
to:

 

“…a copy of all reports / documents delivered by consulting firm McKinsey
& Company to the Department since 1990. In addition, I would like to
request a copy of each invoice paid to McKinsey for each report (including
$ fees paid, rate card applied, and other commercial terms).”

 

Drafts, duplicate documents and the names, contact details and signatures
of non-Senior Executive Service (SES) staff, as well as mobile phone
numbers and signatures of SES staff, will be excluded from the scope of
your request under s22(1)(b)(ii) of the FOI Act. If you do require these
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Jessie

Freedom of Information Officer

Strategic Coordination Section

Government and Executive Services

Department of Social Services
E: [2][Department of Social Services request email]

 

The Department of Social Services acknowledges the traditional owners of
country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land,
water and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and
to Elders both past and present.

 

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Good afternoon Mr Johnson,

 

Please find attached the notice of charges for FOI Request 19/20-107.

 

Kind regards,

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Jessie

Freedom of Information Officer

Strategic Coordination Section

Government and Executive Services

Department of Social Services
E: [1][Department of Social Services request email]

 

DSS acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia,
and their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay our
respects to them and their cultures, and to Elders both past and present. 

[2]Indigenous

 

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From: Andy Johnson

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Dear FOI,

I would like to contend this charge. Given the significant public interest in how government departments spend significant sums of money on a consulting firm that supports corrupt regimes, I would argue this has to be done free of charge.

Our citizens deserve to know.
Yours sincerely,

Andy Johnson

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From: Andy Johnson

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Dear FOI,

I request an internal review of this decision.

Yours sincerely,

Andy Johnson

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Department of Social Services

Good morning Mr Johnson

 

Your request for a review of the preliminary estimate of charge is
currently being processed. The decision is due 19 April 20.

 

With regards

 

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Judy Lamb

Assistant Director, Freedom of Information

Strategic Coordination Section

Government and Executive Services Branch

Department of Social Services

 

The Department of Social Services acknowledges the traditional owners of
country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land,
water and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and
to Elders both past and present.

 

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Attachment FOI 1920 107 Review of charge decision.pdf
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Good afternoon Mr Johnson

 

Please find attached the review of charges decision in relation to FOI
19/20-107.

 

With regards

 

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Judy Lamb

Assistant Director, Freedom of Information

Strategic Coordination Section

Government and Executive Services Branch

Department of Social Services

The Department of Social Services acknowledges the traditional owners of
country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land,
water and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and
to Elders both past and present.

 

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