Press Gallery membership list

Margo Kingston made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Parliamentary Services

The request was successful.

From: Margo Kingston

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Dear Department of Parliamentary Services,

Hi. I edit @NoFibs (http://australiansforhonestpolitics.word....

I recently published an article on the press gallery (http://australiansforhonestpolitics.word..., and several readers have asked for a list of present members and who they work for.

I understand you have that list because you are responsible for maintaining the security pass database. I request a copy.

To avoid privacy concerns, I advise that I have no objection to the blackout of contact details.

Yours faithfully,

Margo Kingston

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From: Lilley, Gary (DPS)
Department of Parliamentary Services

Dear Ms Kingston

 

This email is to acknowledge that the Department of Parliamentary Services
received an FOI request from you on 1 May 2013 for the following
information:

 

A copy of the list of present members of the Press Gallery and who they
work for.

 

DPS will provide a response to your request by 31 May 2013.

 

Regards

Gary Lilley

Director, Governance and Business Management

Strategy and Performance Branch

Department of Parliamentary Services

P: 02 6277 5141

M: +61408 081290

E: [1][email address]

 

 

 

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Department of Parliamentary Services


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Dear Ms Kingston

 

Please find attached a letter of response to your recent request for
information under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Regards

 

Gary Lilley

Director, Governance and Business Management

Strategy and Performance Branch

Department of Parliamentary Services

P: 02 6277 5141

E: [1][email address]

 

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From: Lilley, Gary (DPS)
Department of Parliamentary Services

Ms Kingston

 

Would you please telephone me on 02 6277 5141 in relation to this FOI
request.

 

Thank you.

 

Gary Lilley

Director, Governance and Business Management

Strategy and Performance Branch

Department of Parliamentary Services

P: 02 6277 5141

E: [1][email address]

 

From: Lilley, Gary (DPS)
Sent: Thursday, 30 May 2013 4:57 PM
To: '[FOI #102 email]'
Subject: FOI request

 

Dear Ms Kingston

 

Please find attached a letter of response to your recent request for
information under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Regards

 

Gary Lilley

Director, Governance and Business Management

Strategy and Performance Branch

Department of Parliamentary Services

P: 02 6277 5141

E: [2][email address]

 

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From: Margo Kingston

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Hi Gary,

I refer to our telephone conversation and confirm that I am happy for you to advise anyone who inquires that I am the person who made this FOI request.

Regards,

Margo Kingston

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From: Teece, Jenny (DPS)
Department of Parliamentary Services


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Dear Ms Kingston,

 

I am writing to you about your recent request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act.

 

Please find attached a letter in response to your request.

 

regards 

 

Jenny Teece

Assistant Secretary Strategy and Performance

Department of Parliamentary Services

T: 6277 5501

M: 0411 674 310

E: [1][email address]

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From: Margo Kingston

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Dear Teece, Jenny (DPS),

Hi. How come the list youmsent is not up to,date - isn't this your list for press passeses?

For,example, missing @jonathanvswan, Coorey and Alan Ramsay still down as SMH.

Couldmyoumadvise?

Yours sincerely,

Margo Kingston

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From: Teece, Jenny (DPS)
Department of Parliamentary Services

Dear Ms Kingston,

My apologies for the delay in getting back to you - the list of Federal Press Gallery passholders that was released to you is the latest information that DPS holds, i.e. information provided to DPS at the time the pass was issued. If you need further information, you would need to contact the Press Gallery directly.

regards

Jenny Teece
Assistant Secretary Strategy and Performance
Department of Parliamentary Services
T: 6277 5501
M: 0411 674 310
E: [email address]

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The latest membership list is also available directly from the Press Gallery committee now http://pressgallery.net.au/?page_id=10

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From: Teece, Jenny (DPS)
Department of Parliamentary Services

Ms Kingston

 

I am writing to you regarding your request under the FOI Act for a list of
present Federal Press Gallery members and who they work for.     

 

As Dr Heriot advised in her letter of  28 June 2103, the information
released to you under the FOI Act was a partial release of information. 
As you are aware there were a number of Federal Press Gallery pass holders
who could not be contacted to ascertain if they wished to make an
exemption contention as third parties to your request.

 

Since that advice the Parliament has amended the Parliamentary Service Act
to confirm the intention of Parliament that all parliamentary departments
are excluded from the application of the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(FOI Act). The effect of the amending legislation is that from Friday 28
June 2013 the FOI Act is taken not to apply and not to have ever applied
to the parliamentary departments. While the Department is excluded from
the operation of the FOI Act, it will, in relation to administrative
matters, continue to respond to requests for information in the spirit of
the FOI Act.

 

In that spirit I note that the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery now has
its list of members available on its website.  I have copied the link for
you below:

 

[1]http://pressgallery.net.au/?page_id=10

 

This should now complete the information you originally requested from the
Department of Parliamentary Services. 

 

If you wish to discuss any aspect of this matter please contact me on (02)
6277 5501 or by email at [2][email address]

 

 

Jenny Teece

Assistant Secretary Strategy and Performance

Department of Parliamentary Services

T: 6277 5501

M: 0411 674 310

E: [3][email address]

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