Dear Minister for Communications,
This is an application for the Minister's official diary for the month of July 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
Dear Mr Degan
Freedom of Information Request No. 09-1415
I refer to your correspondence received by the Department on 17 August
2014 seeking access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI
Act), to the following:
‘The Minister's official diary for the month of July 2014’.
The statutory period for processing your request is 30 days, which
commenced from the date it was received.
Please note that processing charges may be imposed and that consultation
with third parties may be required. If it is necessary to seek agreement
to pay charges or to consult with third parties, additional processing
time is provided under the FOI Act. You will be advised of any charges as
well as any need to consult third parties in relation to your request.
Information Publication Scheme
In accordance with section 11C of the FOI Act, where the Department gives
access to a document under section 11A of the FOI Act, the Department must
publish that information on its website within 10 working days after the
day an applicant is given access to the documents.
Please see www.oaic.gov.au for more information about the Information
Please contact the FOI Team at [Minister for Communications request email] or on 02 6271
1741 if you have any queries.
FOI Unit | Legal Division
Phone +61 02 6271 1741
Department of Communications
Level 3, 38 Sydney Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603
GPO Box 2154 Canberra ACT 2601
Dear FOI Officer,
A response to my request was due yesterday, can you please provide the document requested.
A response to my request is now about a month overdue. What's going on?
The new year is often a time of renewal and rejuvenation so I thought I'd take the time to see if these feelings had spread to your office. Maybe it's time to dust off my poor five month old FOI request and have shot at replying?
In case my earlier emails have been consigned to the cylindrical "filing cabinet" in the corner of your office confusingly marked "recycling bin", you can find a full history of my request here: