Names of business people accompanying PM to Indonesia

Nikos Thomacos made this Freedom of Information request to Prime Minister

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From: Nikos Thomacos

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Dear Prime Minister,

I am aware that 20 business leaders/people are accompanying you on your current trip to Indonesia. Can you please release details about who these 20 are, and also details regarding the process and reasons that these 20 people were chosen?

Yours faithfully,

Nikos Thomacos

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FOI/PMO/2013/014

 

Dear Nikos Thomacos

 

Thank you for your email of 30 September 2013, received by the Prime
Minister’s Office (the PMO), in which you made a request under the Freedom
of Information Act 1982 in the following terms:

 

I am aware that 20 business leaders/people are accompanying you on your
current trip to Indonesia. Can you please release details about who these
20 are, and also details regarding the process and reasons that these 20
people were chosen?

 

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administrative support to the Prime Minister in relation to freedom of
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Phone: 02 6271 5849

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From: Nikos Thomacos

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Dear FOI,

I am happy to furnish you with my home address should you so require it.

Please let me know if my home address is needed.

I await the fulfilment of my FOI request.

Yours sincerely,

Nikos Thomacos

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Dear Nikos Thomacos,

Please see the attached correspondence in relation to your freedom of information request to the Prime Minister (reference: FOI/PMO/2013/014).

Regards

FOI Adviser
Legal Policy Branch
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Phone: 02 6271 5849
Email: [Prime Minister request email]

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Alex Sadleir left an annotation ()

Perhaps you can get the information you want with creative thinking of some specific documents that may exist; for example "copies of any emails or letters to people that are not public servants with regards to accompanying the PM on trips to Indonesia that were sent by the Prime Minister or his office in September 2013"

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Dear Nikos Thomacos

I refer to your email dated 30 September 2013 received by the Prime Minister in which you made a request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 in the following terms:

" I am aware that 20 business leaders/people are accompanying you on your current trip to Indonesia. Can you please release details about who these 20 are, and also details regarding the process and reasons that these 20 people were chosen?"

Notice of deemed withdrawal

The Department's letter of 5 November 2013 (copy attached) gave notice of the authorised officer's intention to refuse your FOI request in accordance with subsection 24(1) of the FOI Act on the ground that the request ‘does not provide such information concerning the documents requested as is reasonably necessary to enable the Minister to identify the documents in accordance with s15(2)(b) of the FOI Act’. Accordingly, the letter provided you with an opportunity to consult the Department within 14 days with a view to narrowing the terms of the requests in such a way that might remove the practical refusal reason.

As no response was received from you within the 14 day period and you did not do one of the things mentioned in section 24AB(6) of the FOI Act within the 14-day period, I am now writing to advise that your request is taken to have been withdrawn under subsection 24AB(7) of the FOI Act.

Should you wish to discuss any aspect of your request, please contact the Department by telephone on (02) 6271 5849 or email [Prime Minister request email].

Regards

FOI Adviser
Legal Policy Branch
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Phone: 02 6271 5849
Email: [Prime Minister request email]

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From: Nikos Thomacos

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your correspondence first of all.

As per your previous letter to me regarding my FOI request, I have now identified the names of those particpating in the Prime Minister's Indonesian trip from press reports.

In doing so I replied to you via the Right To Know website in this regard.

I am working through the information I have managed to locate, and will lodge a new FOI request based on this new information in due course.

Yours sincerely,

Nikos Thomacos

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Things to do with this request

Anyone:
Prime Minister only: