Ministerial Diary for December 2014

Henare Degan made this Freedom of Information request to Minister for Foreign Affairs

The request was successful.

From: Henare Degan

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Dear Minister for Foreign Affairs,

This is an application for the Minister's official diary for the
month of December 2014.

Please treat this as a request for administrative access. If for
some reason the request cannot be dealt with in this way, please
treat it as a formal application under the Freedom of Information
Act.

Yours faithfully,

Henare Degan

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From: Choi, James
Minister for Foreign Affairs

Dear Mr Degan
 
Re: Freedom of Information (FOI) Request
 
Thank you for your email dated 20 January in which you seek access under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 to:
 
        The Foreign for the Minister's official diary for the month of
December 2014.
 
Searches are now being undertaken for documents relevant to your request. 
I will contact you again once the searches have been completed.
 
Timeframe for receiving your decision:
We received your request on 20 January 2015 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 20 February.  The
period of 30 days may be extended in certain circumstances.  We will
advise you if there is any extension of time.
 
Scope of request:
If it emerges that the scope of your request is unclear or is too large
for processing, we will contact you to discuss re-scoping the request.
 
Personal Information:
Your personal information has been collected by the Foreign Minister’s
Office as a result of your correspondence, and will be used in order to
process your FOI request.  Your personal information is protected by law,
including the Privacy Act 1988. 
 
Please note that if we need to consult with other people regarding release
of the documents you have requested, we may need to disclose your personal
information. When we consult with other people about a request you have
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Department consulting with other people about your request, please let us
know your concerns.
 
Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to
contact me by return email.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
 
James Choi
Senior Adviser
Office of the Minister for Foreign Affairs
 
 
 

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From: Henare Degan

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Dear James,

My request is now overdue, can you please provide the document requested?

Yours sincerely,

Henare Degan

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From: Choi, James
Minister for Foreign Affairs


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Dear Mr Degan
Re: Freedom of Information Request
I refer to your current request for access under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to:  the Minister's official diary for the
month of December 2014
I am authorised under section 23 of the FOI Act to make access decisions,
and have been appointed to be the decision-maker on your request.  I have
been provided with the document identified in searches within the Foreign
Minister’s Office as relevant to your request.
Decision
I have identified one document as being relevant to your request.  I have
decided to release that document in full.
Notwithstanding my decision to release the relevant document in full, your
review rights are as follows.
Australian Information Commissioner
Under the provisions of section 54 of the FOI Act, you are entitled to
request a review by the Australian Information Commissioner of my access
decision.  You may also make a complaint to the Australian Information
Commissioner under section 70 of the Foreign Minister’s Office’s
performance of its functions or the exercise of power under the FOI Act.
Your request for review or complaint should be directed to:
GPO Box 2999
Canberra ACT 2601
Telephone: 1300 363 992
Fax: (02) 9284 9666
Email: [1][email address]
Complaints to the Commonwealth Ombudsman
You may complain to the Ombudsman concerning actions taken by Foreign
Minister’s Office in the exercise of its powers or, more specifically, the
performance of its functions under the FOI Act.  There is no fee for
making a complaint. The Ombudsman will conduct an independent
investigation of your complaint.
You may complain to the Ombudsman by calling or writing to:

Commonwealth Ombudsman
GPO Box 442
Canberra ACT 2601
Telephone: 1300 362 072
Fax: (02) 6249 7829

Should you have any queries regarding this matter please contact me by
return e-mail.
 
Yours sincerely
 
James Choi
Senior Adviser
Office of the Minister for Foreign Affairs
 
 
 
 

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From: Henare Degan

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Wonderful, thank you James!

Cheers,

Henare

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