Public interest immunity claims

Peter Timmins made this Freedom of Information request to Department of the Senate

Department of the Senate did not have the information requested.

From: Peter Timmins

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Dear Department of the Senate,
Given the department's indication of intention to comply with the spirit of the Freedom of information act please provide a copy of the most recent report prepared by or on behalf of the Clerk concerning public interest immunity claims or refusals to answer questions or provide information in Senate proceedings or committee hearings during the current session.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Timmins

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From: Usher of the Black Rod (SEN)
Department of the Senate

Dear Peter,

Thank you for your e-mail. The most recent publication relating to public interest immunity claims / provision of information is our Procedural Information Bulletin (which is issued by the Clerk of the Senate), and which can be accessed here: http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/S...

In particular, Bulletins 238, 241 and 242 may be of assistance.

Yours sincerely,
Bronwyn Notzon
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Bronwyn Notzon
Usher of the Black Rod
SG.39
Department of the Senate
Parliament House, Canberra
T: 02 6277 3398
www.aph.gov.au/senate
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From: Peter Timmins

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Dear Usher of the Black Rod (SEN),
Thank you for the reference. While of general interest those publications are not what i was seeking.

I am seeking any similar report prepared after the estimates round along the lines of this report prepared by the then clerk in 2009.
http://foi-privacy.blogspot.com.au/2009/...

Please let me know if you hold such a document.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Timmins

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From: Usher of the Black Rod (SEN)
Department of the Senate

Dear Peter,

Thank you for your e-mail. In answer to your question, we do not hold such a document. Our Procedural Information Bulletin keeps up a running commentary on these issues, and our forthcoming bulletin (which will be available early next week) will contain further observations about these matters. For easy reference, the Bulletin may be accessed here: http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/S...

Yours sincerely,
Bronwyn Notzon
___________________________
Bronwyn Notzon
Usher of the Black Rod
SG.39
Department of the Senate
Parliament House, Canberra
T: 02 6277 3398
www.aph.gov.au/senate
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From: Peter Timmins

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Dear Usher of the Black Rod (SEN),
Thanks. Peter

Yours sincerely,

Peter Timmins

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