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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I refer to the Independent Review into the operation of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and Rule (the Review) conducted by Elizabeth Alexander AM and David Thodey AO. Specifically, the findings and recommendations contained in the final report (available at: https://www.finance.gov.au/pgpa-independ... at page 48 onwards as follows:

“The Parliament and citizens have a strong interest in the proper use and management of public resources, from which Commonwealth executive remuneration is funded. There are high expectations around the timely and adequate disclosure of executive remuneration by Australian Securities Exchange listed companies. The remuneration reporting requirements for these companies are established by the Corporations Act 2001. Disclosure of executive remuneration should be at least as important in the public sector, where high transparency standards are expected.
[…]
In May 2017, the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Dr Martin Parkinson, wrote to portfolio secretaries, asking them and their portfolio entities to publish information on executive remuneration on their websites on a voluntary basis and in a manner consistent with reporting arrangements prior to the 2015 Financial Reporting Rule. Only half of the entities covered by this request did so within the requested deadline, leading to a joint request in September 2017 from the secretaries of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Department of Finance (Finance). A further joint request was made in August 2018. A number of entities have still not complied with these requests.
[…]
The Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit has made clear that disclosure of senior executive remuneration should be a formal requirement that is reflected in legislation, not optional by request.
[…]
There is no reason to report Commonwealth executive remuneration arrangements in multiple formats and locations. This hardly helps transparency and accountability. We believe that the remuneration of key management personnel in all entities should be disclosed in entity annual reports to at least the same level of transparency that applies to Australian Securities Exchange listed companies. This would require disclosure of the remuneration, including allowances and bonuses, of accountable authorities and their key management personnel, individually, on an accrual basis.

RECOMMENDATION 35
Accountable authorities should disclose executive remuneration in annual reports on the following basis....
(a) the individual remuneration (including allowances and bonuses) of accountable authorities and their key management personnel on an accrual basis, in line with the disclosure by Australian Securities Exchange listed companies”

The strong public interest in the precise quantum of public monies used to fund senior executive public servant salaries (as referenced by the Review above) is highlighted by articles such as this: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/politic... which makes for particularly nauseating reading for non-SES departmental employees such as myself because it indicates that after successfully locking in massive reductions in the living standards of non-SES DPMC employees (ie. the ones who actually do the work), DPMC’s SES celebrated by clinking their champagne glasses together at the Qantas Chairman’s Lounge and then awarding themselves 12% annual pay increases, thereby happily giving effect to the IPA’s/LNP’s policies of redistributing wealth away from everyone but the wealthy, to the wealthy, and manifesting DPMC’s SES’ personal commitment to trickle down economics.

Under the FOI Act, I seek access to the information that the Review found there to be a clear public interest in, and that it recommended be publicly reported. Specifically, I seek access to the names and associated remuneration of DPMC’s key management personnel for the 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial years. This information might exist in contracts, s.24 Public Service Act determinations or perhaps a document under s.17 of the FOI Act. Alternatively, I’m happy for this request to be satisfied by DPMC’s provision of the Group Certificates/PAYG summaries of DPMC’s key management personnel with all information redacted with the exception of the relevant person’s first name and last name, the period of payment, and the gross payment amount.

Thank you.

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

Thank you for your email, received by the Department of the Prime Minister
and Cabinet (the Department).

 

We write to advise you that your request in its current form is not valid
for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) and
to seek clarification of the terms of your request, and to draw your
attention to publicly-available information regarding the remuneration of
the Department’s executives.

 

Publicly-available information regarding remuneration of the Department’s
executives

Average annual reportable remuneration paid to substantive executives in
the Department for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 reporting periods can be found
here:
[1]https://www.pmc.gov.au/who-we-are/accoun....

 

Base salary information for officers at the Senior Executive Service level
in the Department can be found in the Department’s Annual Reports as
follows:

·         Annual Report, 2017-18, at p 23:
[2]https://annualreport.pmc.gov.au/sites/de...

·         Annual Report, 2016-18, at p 64:
[3]https://www.pmc.gov.au/sites/default/fil...

·         Annual Report, 2015-16, at p 60:
[4]https://www.pmc.gov.au/sites/default/fil....

 

The Secretary’s remuneration is determined by the Remuneration Tribunal
and can be found here:
[5]https://www.remtribunal.gov.au/offices/s....

 

Clarification of the terms of your FOI request

One of the requirements for a valid FOI request is that the request
provide such information concerning the document as is reasonably
necessary to enable a responsible officer of the agency to identify the
document (section 15(2)(b) of the FOI Act). As explained below, in our
view the terms of your request do not meet the requirement in section
15(2)(b) of the FOI Act.

 

We note that you seek access to ‘the names and associated remuneration of
DPMC’s key management personnel for the 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18
financial years’. It is not clear to us what you mean by ‘DPMC’s key
management personnel’. By ‘DPMC’s key management personnel’ do you mean
officers at the Senior Executive Service (SES) level in the Department of
the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department)? If not, please provide
more information.

 

If and when your request becomes valid, we will assess the work required
to process your FOI request and may either notify you of the estimated
charge for processing your request, or consult you about narrowing your
request if it appears that processing would be a substantial and
unreasonable diversion of our resources from our other operations.

 

As your request is not valid at this time, the statutory 30-day processing
period under the FOI Act has not commenced.

 

Please note that we will take no further action on your email until we
hear from you.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy Section | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

e. [6][DPMC request email] | w. [7]www.pmc.gov.au

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

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[12]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.

Please note that the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 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.

 

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From: Name withheld

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your response.

Elizabeth Alexander AM and David Thodey AO clearly intend that key management personnel includes the Department's SES Band 3 officers.

I refer to the Independent Review into the operation of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and Rule (the Review) conducted by Elizabeth Alexander AM and David Thodey AO. Specifically, the findings and recommendations contained in the final report (available at: https://www.finance.gov.au/pgpa-independ... at page 48 onwards as follows:

“The Parliament and citizens have a strong interest in the proper use and management of public resources, from which Commonwealth executive remuneration is funded. There are high expectations around the timely and adequate disclosure of executive remuneration by Australian Securities Exchange listed companies. The remuneration reporting requirements for these companies are established by the Corporations Act 2001. Disclosure of executive remuneration should be at least as important in the public sector, where high transparency standards are expected.
[…]
In May 2017, the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Dr Martin Parkinson, wrote to portfolio secretaries, asking them and their portfolio entities to publish information on executive remuneration on their websites on a voluntary basis and in a manner consistent with reporting arrangements prior to the 2015 Financial Reporting Rule. Only half of the entities covered by this request did so within the requested deadline, leading to a joint request in September 2017 from the secretaries of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Department of Finance (Finance). A further joint request was made in August 2018. A number of entities have still not complied with these requests.
[…]
The Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit has made clear that disclosure of senior executive remuneration should be a formal requirement that is reflected in legislation, not optional by request.
[…]
There is no reason to report Commonwealth executive remuneration arrangements in multiple formats and locations. This hardly helps transparency and accountability. We believe that the remuneration of key management personnel in all entities should be disclosed in entity annual reports to at least the same level of transparency that applies to Australian Securities Exchange listed companies. This would require disclosure of the remuneration, including allowances and bonuses, of accountable authorities and their key management personnel, individually, on an accrual basis.

RECOMMENDATION 35
Accountable authorities should disclose executive remuneration in annual reports on the following basis....
(a) the individual remuneration (including allowances and bonuses) of accountable authorities and their key management personnel on an accrual basis, in line with the disclosure by Australian Securities Exchange listed companies”

The strong public interest in the precise quantum of public monies used to fund senior executive public servant salaries (as referenced by the Review above) is highlighted by articles such as this: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/politic... which makes for particularly nauseating reading for non-SES departmental employees such as myself because it indicates that after successfully locking in massive reductions in the living standards of non-SES DPMC employees (ie. the ones who actually do the work), DPMC’s SES celebrated by clinking their champagne glasses together at the Qantas Chairman’s Lounge and then awarding themselves 12% annual pay increases, thereby happily giving effect to the IPA’s/LNP’s policies of redistributing wealth away from everyone but the wealthy, to the wealthy, and manifesting DPMC’s SES’ personal commitment to trickle down economics.

Under the FOI Act, I seek access to the information that the Review found there to be a clear public interest in, and that it recommended be publicly reported. Specifically, I seek access to the names and associated remuneration of DPMC’s SES Band 3 officers for the 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial years. This information might exist in contracts, s.24 Public Service Act determinations or perhaps a document under s.17 of the FOI Act. Alternatively, I’m happy for this request to be satisfied by DPMC’s provision of the Group Certificates/PAYG summaries of DPMC’s SES Band 3 officers with all information redacted with the exception of the relevant person’s first name and last name, the period of payment, and the gross payment amount.

Yours sincerely,

Name withheld

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(the Department) is currently on its annual shutdown which extends from
close of business, Monday, 24 December 2018 to Tuesday, 1 January 2019
(inclusive) - the Department will re-open for normal business from
Wednesday, 2 January 2019.' 

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FOI/2018/201

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

Thank you for your email of 29 December 2018. The revision to the terms of
your request has provided sufficient information to enable identification
of the document(s) sought, satisfying the requirement in section 15(2)(b)
of the FOI Act. Your FOI request is therefore valid under section 15 of
the FOI Act.

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

 

We received your valid FOI request on 29 December 2018 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 28 January
2018. 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]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_....

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy Section | 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

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[11]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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Dear Sir/Madam

 

Further to our earlier email of 7 January 2019, in relation to the
timeframe for receiving a decision on your request, you should expect a
decision from us by 28 January 2019 (not 28 January 2018 as stated in the
earlier email). We apologise for the error.

 

Yours 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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[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.

 

From: FOI
Sent: Monday, 7 January 2019 4:23 PM
To: 'Name withheld' <[FOI #5159 email]>
Cc: FOI <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Remuneration of key
management personnel (PM&C ref: FOI/2018/201) [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

UNCLASSIFIED

FOI/2018/201

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

Thank you for your email of 29 December 2018. The revision to the terms of
your request has provided sufficient information to enable identification
of the document(s) sought, satisfying the requirement in section 15(2)(b)
of the FOI Act. Your FOI request is therefore valid under section 15 of
the FOI Act.

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

 

We received your valid FOI request on 29 December 2018 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 28 January
2018. 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
[8]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 [9][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 [10][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
[11]http://www.oaic.gov.au/foi-portal/about_....

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy Section | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

e. [12][DPMC request email] | w. [13]www.pmc.gov.au

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

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[18]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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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Sir/Madam

 

I refer to your request to the Department of the Prime Minister and
Cabinet (the Department) for access to documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) in the following terms:

 

Under the FOI Act, I seek access to the information that the Review found
there to be a clear public interest in, and that it recommended be
publicly reported. Specifically, I seek access to the names and associated
remuneration of DPMC’s SES Band 3 officers for the 2015/16, 2016/17 and
2017/18 financial years. This information might exist in contracts, s.24
Public Service Act determinations or perhaps a document under s.17 of the
FOI Act. Alternatively, I’m happy for this request to be satisfied by
DPMC’s provision of the Group Certificates/PAYG summaries of DPMC’s SES
Band 3 officers with all information redacted with the exception of the
relevant person’s first name and last name, the period of payment, and the
gross payment amount.

 

As your request covers documents which contain other individuals’ personal
information, the Department is required to consult with those individuals
(under section 27A of the FOI Act) before making a decision on the release
of those documents.

 

For this reason the period for processing your request has been extended
by 30 days in order to allow our agency time to consult with those
individuals (section 15(6) of the FOI Act). The processing period for your
request will now end on 27 February 2019.

 

The consultation mechanism under section 27A applies when we believe an
individual (or their representative) may wish to contend that the
requested documents are exempt for reasons of personal privacy.

 

We will take into account any comments we receive from the individuals but
the final decision about whether to grant you access to the documents you
requested rests with the Department.

 

Yours 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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[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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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Sir/Madam

 

I refer to your request to the Department of the Prime Minister and
Cabinet (the Department) for access to documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) in the following terms:

 

Under the FOI Act, I seek access to the information that the Review found
there to be a clear public interest in, and that it recommended be
publicly reported. Specifically, I seek access to the names and associated
remuneration of DPMC’s SES Band 3 officers for the 2015/16, 2016/17 and
2017/18 financial years. This information might exist in contracts, s.24
Public Service Act determinations or perhaps a document under s.17 of the
FOI Act. Alternatively, I’m happy for this request to be satisfied by
DPMC’s provision of the Group Certificates/PAYG summaries of DPMC’s SES
Band 3 officers with all information redacted with the exception of the
relevant person’s first name and last name, the period of payment, and the
gross payment amount.

 

The due date for a decision on the FOI request is 27 February 2019.

 

Regrettably, the Department is unlikely to be in a position to finalise
the decision on the FOI request by the current due date because not all
third party consultations under section 27A of the FOI Act (consultation
regarding documents affecting personal privacy) have been finalised.

 

Accordingly, we seek your agreement to a 30-day extension of time to the
processing period under section 15AA of the FOI Act.

 

We will endeavour to notify you of the decision prior to the extended date
but have requested this amount of time to finalise outstanding third party
consultations and to finalise the Department’s decision.

 

We kindly request your response to this extension of time request by way
of return email by 26 February 2019, or sooner if possible. 

 

Yours 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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[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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From: Name withheld

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Dear FOI,

Noting that
- my request involves access to documents that two eminent Australians have advised, at the request of the Government, that there is a strong public interest in;
- DPMC has tacitly supported that conclusion;
- it is questionable whether third party consultation is reasonably necessary given that conclusion,
- there are only a handful of persons to consult with (DPMC’s SES 3 staff);
- my request has already been with DPMC for over 8 weeks and DPMC has already been conducting third party consultations for 4 of those 8 weeks; and
- my request could not honestly be described as complex or voluminous
I am unable to agree to the 30 day extension requested. As a compromise, however, I am willing to agree, in good faith, to an extension of the due date until Friday 8 March 2019.

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UNCLASSIFIED
Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your agreement to an extension of time to Friday 8 March 2019.

Yours sincerely

FOI Adviser
FOI and Privacy Section | Legal Policy Branch
Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
p. (02) 6271 5849
e. [DPMC request email] | w. www.pmc.gov.au
One National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 | PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600
 

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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Sir/Madam

 

I refer to your FOI request to the Department of the Prime Minister and
Cabinet in the following relevant terms:

 

Under the FOI Act, I seek access to the information that the Review found
there to be a clear public interest in, and that it recommended be
publicly reported. Specifically, I seek access to the names and associated
remuneration of DPMC’s SES Band 3 officers for the 2015/16, 2016/17 and
2017/18 financial years. This information might exist in contracts, s.24
Public Service Act determinations or perhaps a document under s.17 of the
FOI Act. Alternatively, I’m happy for this request to be satisfied by
DPMC’s provision of the Group Certificates/PAYG summaries of DPMC’s SES
Band 3 officers with all information redacted with the exception of the
relevant person’s first name and last name, the period of payment, and the
gross payment amount.

 

Please find attached a notice of estimated charges for your FOI request.

 

Yours 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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[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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