Media monitoring

Nathan Weaver made this Freedom of Information request to Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet did not have the information requested.

From: Nathan Weaver

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

1. Who (Which department or other organization) exercise monitoring prepared for the PM Julia Gillard on the basis of study of news channels, periodicals and online publications?

2. Which documents govern the monitoring procedure? I’d like to get copies of these documents.

3. Please provide copies of media monitoring sheets, prepared for the PM, on the week 29 Oct – 5 Nov 2012.

Yours faithfully, Nathan Weaver.

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Dear Mr Weaver,

 

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department) has
received your email dated 4 December 2012 in which you made a request
under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 in the following terms:

 

     1. Who (Which department or other organization) exercise monitoring

     prepared for the PM Julia Gillard on the basis of study of news

     channels, periodicals and online publications?

    

     2. Which documents govern the monitoring procedure? I’d like to get

     copies of these documents.

    

     3. Please provide copies of media monitoring sheets, prepared for

     the PM, on the week 29 Oct – 5 Nov 2012.

 

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Dear Mr Weaver,

Please see the attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request.

Regards

FOI Adviser
Legal Policy Branch
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Phone: 02 6271 5849
Email: [DPMC request email]

Please note that the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet ceases normal business for the Christmas period starting Tuesday 25 December 2012 up to and including Tuesday 1 January 2013, returning to work on Wednesday 2 January 2013.

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