Minister preference

John Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

The request was refused by Department of Home Affairs.

From: John Smith

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Under Freedom of Information I would like to request documentation indicating the Minister's preference for retaining the services of Save the Children for welfare services on Nauru over the possibility of seeking a quote from Transfield, and the reasoning for this preference.

According to ANAO Auditor-General Report no. 16 of 2016-17, this preference was stated in writing on 3 December 2013 (see paragraph 3.67 of the report).

Yours faithfully,

John Smith

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FOI Request: FA 20/06/00447
File Number: OBJ2020/19008

Dear Mr Smith,

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request
I refer to your correspondence received on 9 June 2020 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

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You have requested access to the following:
Documentation indicating the Minister's preference for retaining the services of Save the Children for welfare services on Nauru over the possibility of seeking a quote from Transfield, and the reasoning for this preference.

According to ANAO Auditor-General Report no. 16 of 2016-17, this preference was stated in writing on 3 December 2013 (see paragraph 3.67 of the report).

Your request was received by the Department on 9 June 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/06/00447.

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Yours sincerely,

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Department of Home Affairs | Email: [DIBP request email]

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Dear Mr Smith

 

FOI request FA 20/06/00447

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 9 June 2020, seeking access to the
following:

Documentation indicating the Minister's preference for retaining the
services of Save the Children for welfare services on Nauru over the
possibility of seeking a quote from Transfield, and the reasoning for this
preference.

According to ANAO Auditor-General Report no. 16 of 2016-17, this
preference was stated in writing on 3 December 2013 (see paragraph 3.67 of
the report).

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please find attached
the decision record.

 

This request has now been closed.

 

FOI Case Officer | Freedom of Information Section

FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division

Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs

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I request an internal review of this decision.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

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FOI request: FA20/06/00447-R1

File number: OBJ2020/19008

 

Dear Mr Smith,

 

This email is to acknowledge that the Department of Home Affairs (the
Department) has received your request for an internal review of an access
refusal decision under section 54 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(the FOI Act).

 

The decision under review is the Department’s decision of 16 June 2020
with regard to your FOI access request of 9 June 2020.

 

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days from the date on which the request was received by the Department.
The Department received the internal review request on 17 June 2020.   

 

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Department of Home Affairs | www.homeaffairs.gov.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

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