Request for mobile communications via mobile applications

Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Deputy Prime Minister

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From: Ben Fairless

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Dear Deputy Prime Minister,

Can you please provide a copy of all inbound and outbound chats in the 7 days prior to this request that was sent or received from the minister using any of the below applications:
- WhatsApp
- Facebook Messneger
- Signal
- Telegram
- Grindr
- Scruff
- Tinder
- Email Accounts without a .gov.au email address?

Please initially process these requests informally. I understand the AG advised the senate that the communications were "trivial" so I don't anticipate any exemptions being applied. If the request can't be processed informally, please treat it as a formal FOI request.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

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Deputy Prime Minister

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Dear Mr Fairless

Thank you for your email.

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet provides administration support for the Prime Minister's office for FOI request.

As your request has been directed to the Deputy Prime Minister we suggest you forward your request to the Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources separately for processing. The contact details for this office is by phone 6277 7520 or via email on [email address].

As this request does not relate to the administrative support we provide can you please confirm if you agree to withdraw this request.

Regards

FOI Administration Officer/Adviser
Access and Administrative Review | Honours, Symbols and Legal Policy Branch Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet p. +61 2 6271 5849 e. | [Deputy Prime Minister request email] | www.dpmc.gov.au PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

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From: Ben Fairless

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Dear FOI,

Please transfer the request to the Ministers Office under the relevant provisions of the FOI Act.

Yours sincerely,

Ben Fairless

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From: FOI
Deputy Prime Minister

UNCLASSIFIED
Dear Mr Fairless

Thank you again for your email.

As previously advised, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet provides administration support for the Prime Minister's office for FOI requests directed to the Prime Minister. You will need to redirect your FOI addressed to the Deputy Prime Minister via the contact details previously advised for this to be actioned accordingly.

As this request does not relate to the administrative support the Department provides can you please confirm if you agree to withdraw this request.

Regards

FOI Administration Officer/Adviser
Access and Administrative Review | Honours, Symbols and Legal Policy Branch Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet p. +61 2 6271 5849 e. | [Deputy Prime Minister request email] | www.dpmc.gov.au PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

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Daniel O'Connor left an annotation ()

https://www.dpmc.gov.au/who-we-are/the-d...

Its weird that the deputy prime minister is not considered part of the "Cabinet" part of "DPMC".

IE; from wikipedia:
"The Deputy Prime Minister has always been a member of the Cabinet,"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deputy_Pri...

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