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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

Under the FOI Act I request a copy of any email in Peter Rush’s (Assistant Secretary – Parliamentary and Government) email client that:
- was sent or received in the 2 month date range of 2 February 2021 to 2 April 2021 (inclusive); and
- contains the word ‘Brittany’.

Regards
M Parkins

FOI, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

 

Thank you for your email. The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
is currently unattended for the Easter long weekend which extends from 5pm
Thursday 1 April 2021 through to 7am on Tuesday 6  April 2021 . If you
have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us from Tuesday 6 April
onwards.

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. +61 2 6271 5849

e. [1][DPMC request email] |

[2]www.pmc.gov.au

PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

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FOI/2021/053

 

Dear M Parkins

 

Thank you for your email dated 3 April 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:

 

Under the FOI Act I request a copy of any email in Peter Rush’s (Assistant
Secretary – Parliamentary and Government) email client that:

 

-              was sent or received in the 2 month date range of 2
February 2021 to 2 April 2021 (inclusive); and

 

-              contains the word ‘Brittany’.

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

 

We received your request on 3 April 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 3 May 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
[1]https://www.pmc.gov.au/government/depart...,
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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One National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 | PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

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Our reference: RQ21/01068

Agency reference: FOI/2021/053

M Parkins

 

Sent by email: [1][FOI #7197 email]

Extension of time application by the Department of the Prime Minister and
Cabinet

Dear M Parkins

 

I write to advise that on 23 April 2021 the Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner (the OAIC) received an application from the
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department) for an
extension of time, to process your FOI request.

 

The Department has applied for an extension of time under s 15AB of the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) because your request is considered
to be complex and voluminous.

 

The Department has advised the OAIC that:

 

·       on 3 April 2021, the Department received your request

·       on 8 April 2021, the Department conducted IT searches

·       the Department considers your request complex due to the sensitive
nature of the documents requested

·       the Department also considers your request is voluminous as
approximately 157 documents have been identified in the initial search and
retrieval process, and

·       additional time is required to conduct internal consultations if
necessary, complete review of documents, consider applicable exemptions,
and finalise the decision.

 

The Department has requested an extension of 30 days till 2 June 2021. The
decision maker will take any comments you may have to make into account
when deciding the application.

 

Please respond to this email by close of business 30 April 2021. If I do
not hear from you by this date, the decision maker will make a decision on
the basis of the information provided to me by the Department.

 

You will be notified of the decision once the matter has been finalised.

 

Further information about extension of time requests may be found on our
website at [2]Extensions of time.

Contact

If you have any questions, please email [3][email address]  Please quote
OAIC reference number at the top of this email in all correspondence.

 

Kind regards,

 

[4][IMG]   Jasmin Clarke  |  Assistant
Review and Investigation
Advisor

Investigations and Compliance

Freedom of information
Regulatory Group

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001  |
 [5]oaic.gov.au
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Our reference: RQ21/01068

Agency reference: FOI/2021/053

M Parkins

 

Sent by email: [1][FOI #7197 email]

Extension of time under s 15AB

Dear M Parkins

Please find attached a decision of today’s date for an extension of time
from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

 

Sincerely

 

[2][IMG]   Jasmin Clarke  |  Assistant
Review and Investigation
Advisor

Investigations and Compliance

Freedom of information
Regulatory Group

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001  |
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From: FOIDR
Sent: Wednesday, 28 April 2021 3:30 PM
To: '[FOI #7197 email]'
<[FOI #7197 email]>
Subject: RQ21/01068 - Extension of time application by the Department of
the Prime Minister and Cabinet [SEC=OFFICIAL]

 

Our reference: RQ21/01068

Agency reference: FOI/2021/053

M Parkins

 

Sent by email: [9][FOI #7197 email]

Extension of time application by the Department of the Prime Minister and
Cabinet

Dear M Parkins

 

I write to advise that on 23 April 2021 the Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner (the OAIC) received an application from the
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department) for an
extension of time, to process your FOI request.

 

The Department has applied for an extension of time under s 15AB of the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) because your request is considered
to be complex and voluminous.

 

The Department has advised the OAIC that:

 

·       on 3 April 2021, the Department received your request

·       on 8 April 2021, the Department conducted IT searches

·       the Department considers your request complex due to the sensitive
nature of the documents requested

·       the Department also considers your request is voluminous as
approximately 157 documents have been identified in the initial search and
retrieval process, and

·       additional time is required to conduct internal consultations if
necessary, complete review of documents, consider applicable exemptions,
and finalise the decision.

 

The Department has requested an extension of 30 days till 2 June 2021. The
decision maker will take any comments you may have to make into account
when deciding the application.

 

Please respond to this email by close of business 30 April 2021. If I do
not hear from you by this date, the decision maker will make a decision on
the basis of the information provided to me by the Department.

 

You will be notified of the decision once the matter has been finalised.

 

Further information about extension of time requests may be found on our
website at [10]Extensions of time.

Contact

If you have any questions, please email [11][email address]  Please
quote OAIC reference number at the top of this email in all
correspondence.

 

Kind regards,

 

[12][IMG]   Jasmin Clarke  |  Assistant
Review and Investigation
Advisor

Investigations and
Compliance

Freedom of information
Regulatory Group

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW
2001  |  [13]oaic.gov.au
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Our reference: RQ21/01414

Agency reference: FOI 2021/053

M Parkins

 

Sent by email: [1][FOI #7197 email]

Extension of time under s 15AB

Dear M Parkins

Please find attached a decision of today’s date for an extension of time
from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

 

Sincerely

 

[2][IMG]   Jasmin Clarke  |  Assistant
Review and Investigation
Advisor

Investigations and Compliance

Freedom of information
Regulatory Group

Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001  |
 [3]oaic.gov.au

+61 2 9284 9847  | 
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Dear M Parkins

 

Please find attached the decision and document being released to you
regarding your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Senior FOI Advisor

FOI and Privacy Section | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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

 

 

 

 

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