Ministerial staff

alan cole made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Finance

The request was refused by Department of Finance.

From: alan cole

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Dear Department of Finance,
I would like to make the following FOI request's

1. Current list of all staff in the prime minister's office including specific titles and roles e.g not just adviser. i.e media assistant,economic advance staff, executive assistant etc. If you plan to withold names then just the position titles.

2.Organisational chart of the prime minister's office.

Yours faithfully,

alan cole

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Department of Finance

Thank you for your email, which has been forwarded to the Department’s FOI
Team for their consideration. A member of the FOI Team will respond to
your email in the next couple of days.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Coordinator

 

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Thank you for your email to the Freedom of Information Team at the
Department of Finance.  An officer will respond to your email shortly.  In
the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact
the FOI Team on (02) 6215 1783.

Regards,

 

 

FOI Officer, Legal Services Branch

Business Enabling Services

Department of Finance

T: 02 6215 1783 E: [1][Finance request email]

A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Cole

 

Freedom of Information Request – FOI 17/96

Thank you for your email to the Department of Finance (Finance) requesting
access to the following under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act).

 

1. Current list of all staff in the prime minister's office including
specific titles and roles e.g not just adviser. i.e media assistant,
economic advance staff, executive assistant etc. If you plan to withhold
names then just the position titles.

2. Organisational chart of the prime minister's office.

 

The statutory period for processing your request commences from the day
after Finance received your request. Your request was received by Finance
on 11 July 2017. The processing period may be extended if we need to
consult third parties, impose a charge or for other reasons. We will
advise you if this happens.

 

Publicly available information

Finance understand that you have previously made a similar FOI request
(our reference [1]FOI 15/129) where Finance released a redacted document
listing staff employed in the requested office, by classification.

 

Documents within scope of your FOI request are already publicly available
through the ‘Personal Positions’ document tabled at Senate Estimates and
accessible here -
[2]http://www.aph.gov.au/~/media/Committees....

This document contains the same information provided to you in your
previous request FOI 15/129 (noting it uses a different layout)

 

In relation to item 1 of your request, Finance does not hold further
information regarding specific titles and roles, other than the
classifications listed in publicly available ‘Personal Positions’
document.

 

In relation to item 2 of your request, Finance does not old any documents
relating to, or representing an organisational chart of the Prime
Minister’s office.

 

Way forward

On that basis, given the information is publicly available, please confirm
that you are happy to withdraw your request. Alternatively, we will
proceed to make a formal FOI decision within the statutory timeframes. It
would be greatly appreciated if you could respond by COB Friday, 28 July
2017.

 

We are happy to discuss, noting that we do not currently have a contact
telephone number for you. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to
contact the FOI Team on the details below, if you would like to discuss
further.

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind regards

FOI Officer

 

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FOI Officer, Legal and Assurance Branch

Business Enabling Services

Department of Finance

T: 02 6215 1783 E: [4][Finance request email]

A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

 

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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From: alan cole

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Dear FOI Requests,
My request for that information was in january 2016 it is now july 2017 so over 1 year ago in which times there are changes and staff turnovers. My request was for the list of staff and this document you link too does not name them or the current number of staff at july 2017. So if you intend to refuse information listing public servants working for a government body I would like an official response to why you are witholding that information which i may appeal.

Yours sincerely,

alan cole

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Department of Finance

Thank you for your email, which has been forwarded to the Department’s FOI
Team for their consideration. A member of the FOI Team will respond to
your email in the next couple of days.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Coordinator

 

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Department of Finance

Thank you for your email to the Freedom of Information Team at the
Department of Finance.  An officer will respond to your email shortly.  In
the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact
the FOI Team on (02) 6215 1783.

Regards,

 

 

FOI Officer, Legal Services Branch

Business Enabling Services

Department of Finance

T: 02 6215 1783 E: [1][Finance request email]

A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

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Dear Mr Cole,

Thank you for your response. I confirm that the document 'Personal Positions' - is current as at May 2017. As stated in our acknowledgement, Finance does not hold further information regarding specific titles and roles, other than the general classifications.

Could you please clarify the scope of your FOI request. I note that your initial email to Finance states 'If you plan to withhold names then just the position titles'. Please confirm if you are requesting staff names to be included in the scope of this FOI request? Subject to your response, we can prepare an estimate of charges on the clarified scope.

We are happy to discuss, noting that we do not currently have a contact telephone number for you. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact the FOI Team on the details below, if you would like to discuss further.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards
FOI Officer

FOI Officer, Legal and Assurance Branch
Business Enabling Services
Department of Finance
T: 02 6215 1783 E: [Finance request email]
A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

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Dear Mr Cole,

Further to our correspondence below, can you please clarify the scope of your FOI request by COB today (4 August 2017)?

Subject to your response, we can proceed with the FOI matter on the clarified scope.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards
FOI Officer

FOI Officer, Legal and Assurance Branch
Business Enabling Services
Department of Finance
T: 02 6215 1783 E: [Finance request email]
A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

UNCLASSIFIED

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From: alan cole

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Dear FOI Requests,
Yes i am asking for staff names for the ministerial staff i only did not reply sooner as i know you will already refuse this as its the type of information you do not like to release it to the public.

Yours sincerely,

alan cole

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Department of Finance

Thank you for your email, which has been forwarded to the Department’s FOI
Team for their consideration. A member of the FOI Team will respond to
your email in the next couple of days.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Coordinator

 

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UNCLASSIFIED

Good afternoon Mr Cole

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your freedom of
information request (FOI 17/96).

 

Kind regards

FOI Officer

 

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FOI Officer, Legal and Assurance Branch

Business Enabling Services

Department of Finance

T: 02 6215 1783 E: [2][Finance request email]

A: One Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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Deemed to have been refused under s 24AB because the applicant did not respond to a request to consult with the agency about a "practical refusal reason".

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