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From: alan cole

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,
I would like to make the following freedom of information request

Regarding the prime minister's visit to singapore in November 2018
1. List of the delegation travelling with the pm if you plan to withhold names just there titles/position.
2. Name of the hotel the delegation stayed in and number of rooms reserved

Yours faithfully,

alan cole

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UNCLASSIFIED
Dear Mr Cole
 
We refer to your correspondence of 21 November 2018 to the Department of
the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department) (as below)- our reference
FOI/2018/189.
 
Validity
 
Section 15 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) requires
that a request for access meets certain requirements. These requirements
are:
 
-              It must be in writing;
-              It must state it is a request for the purposes of the FOI
Act; and
-              It must provide such information as is reasonably necessary
to enable the agency to identify the document/s.
 
Your request, in regards to point one, does not constitute a valid
request: while this point purports to seek documents, it is largely framed
as a request for information rather than documents. The FOI Act provides
for access to documents and not to information.  The Department is
therefore unable to reasonably identify the specific documents you are
seeking access to. However, point two of your request will be considered
valid.
 
In order for your request to be processed under the provisions of the FOI
Act, we require further information to enable us to identify the document
or documents you are seeking and is requesting you provide us with more
information on the specific documents and the timeframe for these
documents, that you require.
 
We would be grateful for your response by Thursday 22 November 2018. 
 
If you wish to discuss options to make a valid request, please feel free
to contact the Department by email at [1][email address].
 
Regards
 
FOI Adviser
FOI and Privacy | Legal Policy Branch
Government Division
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
p. +61 2 6271 5849
e. [2][DPMC request email] |
[3]www.dpmc.gov.au
PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600
 
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From: alan cole

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Dear FOI,
To clarify my request is under the FOI act i was trying to be specific and make my request narrow. regarding point 1 the list of the prime minister's delegation i can change this too

1.Documents regarding the prime minister's trip to singapore in november 2018 for the asean/east asia summit including the travelling party and schedule from October to November 2018

Yours sincerely,

alan cole

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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Cole

 

Thank you for the request you made to the Department of the Prime Minister
and Cabinet (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 on
21 November 2018 in the following terms:

 

Regarding the prime minister's visit to Singapore in November 2018

1. List of the delegation travelling with the pm if you plan to withhold
names just there titles/position.

2. Name of the hotel the delegation stayed in and number of rooms reserved

 

In response to an email from the Department, you amended point 1 of your
request (via return email dated 22 November) to:

 

1.       Documents regarding the Prime Minister's trip to Singapore in
November 2018 for the Asean/East Asia summit including the travelling
party and schedule from October to November 2018.

 

The decision-maker for your request has today advised that the Department
has identified:

·       a document that is within the scope of point 1 of your original
request (dated 21 November 2018); and

·       documents containing the name of the hotel the delegation stayed
in and number of rooms reserved.

 

In light of the identification of the documents outlined above, we seek
your agreement to finalise the terms of your original request to the
following:

 

Regarding the prime minister's visit to Singapore in November 2018

1. List of the delegation travelling with the pm if you plan to withhold
names just there titles/position.

2. Documents listing the name of the hotel the delegation stayed in and
number of rooms reserved

 

Upon receipt of your agreement, we will continue processing your request.

 

Sincerely

 

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy | 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

 

[3]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: alan cole

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Dear FOI,
i agree to the finalized terms of my original request so we can proceed on that basis

Yours sincerely,

alan cole

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Dear Mr Cole

 

Please find attached the decision relating 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 | 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

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 2018 through to 1 January 2019 (inclusive)—the
Department will re-open for normal business from 2 January 2019.

 

[3]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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