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Minutes, notes and agendas of National Cabinet meetings from March 2020 through August 2021

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I respectfully request under FOI a copy of all minutes, notes and agendas of National Cabinet meetings from March 2020 through August 2021. This request includes any minutes, notes and agendas created as part of the National Cabinet's two subcommittees, the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and the National Coordination Mechanism (NCM).

Yours faithfully,

Regina Jefferies

FOI, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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FOI/2021/149

 

Dear Ms Jefferies

 

Thank you for your email dated 6 August 2021, received by the Department
of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department), in which you made a
request to the Department under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the
FOI Act) in the following terms:

 

I respectfully request under FOI a copy of all minutes, notes and agendas
of National Cabinet meetings from March 2020 through August 2021. This
request includes any minutes, notes and agendas created as part of the
National Cabinet's two subcommittees, the Australian Health Protection
Principal Committee (AHPPC) and the National Coordination Mechanism (NCM).

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

 

We received your request on 6 August 2021 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 6 September 2021. The period
of 30 days may be extended in certain circumstances. We will advise you if
there is any extension of time.

 

Charges

 

Agencies may decide that an applicant is liable to pay a charge in respect
of a request for access to documents. If the Department decides that you
are liable to pay a charge, we will send you a preliminary assessment of
the charge as soon as possible.

 

Publication of documents

 

Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
published online on our disclosure log at
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subject to certain exceptions. If you think you might wish to raise any
objections to the publication of any of the information which may be
released to you please contact us by email at [2][DPMC request email]. If you do
wish to object to the publication of information, you would need to
provide supporting reasons.

 

Exclusion of officers’ names and contact details

 

For documents that fall within scope of the request, it is the
Department’s policy to withhold:

• any person’s signature;

• the names and contact details of Australian Public Service officers not
in the Senior Executive Service (SES);

• the mobile or direct numbers of SES officers;

• the names and contact details of Ministerial staff at a level below
Chief of Staff.

 

The names and other details of SES officers will not be withheld unless
there is some reason for that information to be exempt from release. If
you require signatures, the names and contact details of non-SES officers
or Ministerial staff below the level of Chief of Staff, or the mobile or
direct numbers of SES officers please let us know at [3][DPMC request email] so
the decision-maker may consider; otherwise we will take it that you agree
to that information being excluded from the scope of your request (that
is, the information will be treated as irrelevant and redacted from any
documents for release).

 

We will write again when the Department has more information. Further
information on FOI processing can be found at the website of the Office of
the Australian Information Commissioner
[4]https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-infor....

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy Section| Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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FOI, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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FOI/2021/149

 

Dear Ms Jefferies

Thank you for your email dated 6 August 2021 in which you made an FOI
request (attached) to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The due date for a decision on your FOI request is Monday, 6 September
2021. Regrettably, the Department is not in a position to finalise the FOI
request by the current due date. Preliminary searches identified a large
volume of documents requiring review. The Department is currently
assessing the next steps and further tasks as may be required to process
your FOI request.

We therefore seek your agreement to an extension of time to the processing
period by 30 days to Tuesday, 5 October 2021, under section 15AA of the
FOI Act.

 

We would be grateful for your response by close of business tomorrow, 31
August 2021.

Yours sincerely

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy Section| Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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Dear FOI Adviser,

Thank you for your e-mail. I agree to an extension of time to the processing period by 30 days to Tuesday, 5 October 2021.

Best regards,
Regina Jefferies

FOI, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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FOI/2021/149

 

Dear Ms Jefferies

 

Please find attached correspondence regarding your request under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Adviser | FOI Section[]

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

Ngunnawal Country, One National Circuit  Barton  ACT  2600  |  PO Box
6500  CANBERRA  ACT  2600
e. [1][DPMC request email]  w. [2]pmc.gov.au

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Department
acknowledges
and pays
respect to
the past,
present and
emerging
Elders and
Traditional
Custodians
of Country,
and the
continuation
of cultural,
spiritual
and
educational
practices of
Aboriginal
and Torres
Strait
Islander
peoples.

 

 

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