Request for copies of correspondence

Kylie made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Parliamentary Services

The request was refused by Department of Parliamentary Services.

From: Kylie

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Dear Department of Parliamentary Services,

I would like to lodge a request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

This application is for the purposes of the FOI Act.

The request is for copies of any and all correspondence, both to and from, the parliamentary email addresses of Treasurer Josh Frydenburg or those his Parliamentary & Electorate Office, Former Opposition Leader Bill Shorten or those his Parliamentary & Electorate Office, the Shadow Attorney General Mark Dreyfus or those his Parliamentary & Electorate Office; from 1/9/2018 until 18/5/2019 that mentions or refers to Melissa Parke (and/or any variations of the name), Josh Wilson (and/or any variations of the name), and/or Senator Sue Lines (and/or any variations of the name).

Should you require any further information please don’t hesitate for contacting me.

Yours faithfully,

Kylie

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From: DPS Information Requests (DPS)
Department of Parliamentary Services

OFFICIAL

 

Dear Kylie

 

We acknowledge receipt of your email dated 2 July 2019, requesting access
to:

 

copies of any and all correspondence, both to and from, the parliamentary
email addresses of Treasurer Josh Frydenburg or those his Parliamentary &
Electorate Office, Former Opposition Leader Bill Shorten or those his
Parliamentary & Electorate Office, the Shadow Attorney General Mark
Dreyfus or those his Parliamentary & Electorate Office; from 1/9/2018
until 18/5/2019 that mentions or refers to Melissa Parke (and/or any
variations of the name), Josh Wilson (and/or any variations of the name),
and/or Senator Sue Lines (and/or any variations of the name).

 

Under section 68A of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999, the Department of
Parliamentary Services (DPS) is not subject to the Freedom of Information
Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act).  DPS has implemented the DPS Information
Requests Policy (the Policy) to allow for public access to documents held
by DPS subject to certain limitations to ensure that information,
including personal, classified or restricted information is properly
protected.

 

The Policy can be found at:
[1]http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/P...
Your request has been considered by the decision maker in accordance with
the Policy, who has decided to refuse your request on the ground that the
requested documents are ‘documents held by parliamentarians and their
staff even if the information resides on facilities provided by DPS’
(Group 2 exemption).

 

Accordingly, DPS will take no further action in relation to this request.

 

Regards,

 

DPS Information Requests.

 

 

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