Meetings with Department of Human Services

Justin Warren made this Freedom of Information request to Minister for Human Services

The request was refused by Minister for Human Services.

From: Justin Warren

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Dear Minister for Human Services,

If possible, please treat this as an informal or administrative request. Otherwise, please treat this as a formal request for documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

I request the following documents:

1. Diary extracts listing the date, time, and duration of any and all meetings held with the Department of Human Services between 1 Jan 2016 and 31 Dec 2016, inclusive.
2. Meeting agendas for any and all meetings held with the Department for Human Services between 1 Jan 2016 and 31 Dec 2016, inclusive.
3. Minutes, and other notes for any and all meetings held with the Department for Human Services between 1 Jan 2016 and 31 Dec 2016, inclusive.

Yours faithfully,

Justin Warren

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From: Ide, Gabrielle
Minister for Human Services


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Good afternoon Mr Warren,

 

Please see attached a letter from Chief of Staff from the Office of the
Hon Alan Tudge MP, Andrew Asten.

 

This letter is an acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information Request.

 

Kind regards,

Gabrielle

 

Gabrielle Ide

Executive Assistant to the Hon. Alan Tudge MP

Minister for Human Services

Parliament House   Canberra   ACT   2600

APH: 02 6277 7200 | EO: 03 9887 3890 | MOB: 0472 877 689

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From: Justin Warren

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Dear Mr Asten,

Thank you for your letter.

I am happy to limit the scope of my request to formal meetings only.

The items listed in my request are aimed at defining the documents for the same set of meetings, rather than each item referring to a different set of meetings.

By referring to "diary extracts" I am referring to a printout of calendar data similar to Calendar Details Style in Outlook 2013 (https://support.office.com/en-us/article...

By 'minutes' I mean the subsequent documentation that formally records the proceedings, discussions, outcomes, etc. of the meeting. Minutes is a commonly used term, but may also include other attachments or notes that form part of the formal record of the meeting. I expect that, in general, formal minutes would be produced. The formal record will be sufficient to fulfil the scope of my request.

I note, however, that handwritten notes by staff were used by Attorney-General Brandis as part of the formal record of his discussions with the then Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson in his submission to a Senate Inquiry (http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Busi.... If such notes exist and capture important information not included in the formal minutes, then those notes would fall within the scope of this request. Such a situation would be highly unusual for an office with good record keeping and efficient meeting procedures and I do not expect your office is such a place.

I am confident that this kind of formal meeting documentation would be rigorously tracked and should not represent a significant search and retrieval burden. I am happy to work with you to further refine the scope should these formal records prove to be unreasonably voluminous for review and redaction purposes.

Yours faithfully,

Justin Warren

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Good afternoon Justin,

 

Please find attached a signed letter regarding the decision of your
Freedom of Information request.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Rachel

 

Office of the Hon Alan Tudge MP

Minister for Human Services

Parliament House | Suite M1.52

P: 02 6277 7200

 

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