National apology to Australian survivors and victims of child sexual abuse

James Pritchard made this Freedom of Information request to Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The request was refused by Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

From: James Pritchard

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I request under Freedom Of Information all documents held by this office relating to the PM's speech on 22 Oct 2018 otherwise knows as the National apology to Australian survivors and victims of child sexual abuse.

This would be expected to include any and all communications relating to the conception of this speech including drafts, amendments, suggestions and feedback.

Specifically this request would be expected to include the lasted draft of this speech as of Friday 19 Oct 2018.

Yours faithfully,

James Pritchard

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FOI/2019/303

 

Dear Mr Pritchard

 

Thank you for your email dated 15 October 2019 to 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 request under Freedom Of Information all documents held by this office
relating to the PM's speech on 22 Oct 2018 otherwise knows as the National
apology to Australian survivors and victims of child sexual abuse.

 

This would be expected to include any and all communications relating to
the conception of this speech including drafts, amendments, suggestions
and feedback.

 

Specifically this request would be expected to include the lasted draft of
this speech as of Friday 19 Oct 2018.

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

 

The Department received your request on 15 October 2019. 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 14 November
2019. 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.

 

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Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
published online on our disclosure log at
[1]http://www.dpmc.gov.au/pmc/accountabilit...,
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 at
[4]http://www.oaic.gov.au/foi-portal/about_....

 

Sincerely

 

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

e. [5][DPMC request email] | w. [6]www.pmc.gov.au

One National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 | PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

[7]Title: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present. -
Description: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present.

 

 

 

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FOI/2019/303

 

Dear Ms Ryan

 

I write in relation to the request you made to the Department of the Prime
Minister and Cabinet (the Department) under the Freedom Of Information Act
(1982) (the FOI Act) in the following terms:

 

I request under Freedom Of Information all documents held by this office
relating to the PM's speech on 22 Oct 2018 otherwise knows as the National
apology to Australian survivors and victims of child sexual abuse.

 

This would be expected to include any and all communications relating to
the conception of this speech including drafts, amendments, suggestions
and feedback.

 

Specifically this request would be expected to include the lasted draft of
this speech as of Friday 19 Oct 2018.

 

In accordance with [1]section 27A of the FOI Act, the Department’s
decision-maker has determined that it is necessary to consult with
interested third parties before finalising her decision.

 

Therefore, in accordance with [2]subsection 15(6) of the FOI Act, the
period for processing your request is extended by 30 days. As such, the
due date for providing you with a decision in relation to your request is
now 16 December 2019.

 

Sincerely

 

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

e. [3][DPMC request email] | w. [4]www.pmc.gov.au

One National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 | PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

[5]Title: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present. -
Description: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present.

 

 

 

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From: James Pritchard

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Dear FOI Adviser,

I knowledge your extension and look forward to your response prior to 16 December.

My name is not Ms Ryan.

Yours sincerely,

James Pritchard

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Dear Mr Pritchard

 

Please find attached the decision in response to the request you made to
the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982.

 

Sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy Section | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

e. [1][DPMC request email] | w. [2]www.pmc.gov.au

One National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 | PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

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Please note that the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the
Department) will be
closed during its annual shutdown period from close of business 24
December 2019 through to
1 January 2020 (inclusive) – the Department will re-open for normal
business from
2 January 2020.

 

[7]Title: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present. -
Description: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present.

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