Seeking a copy of PM&C's enquiry to HK Logistics regarding staff deployed in support GoA emergency relief assistance

Currently waiting for a response from Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Dear PM&C,

On 27 April 2017, HK Logistics Pty Ltd ( a Palladium company ) wrote a letter to PM&C in response to PM&C's:

"kind enquiry as to our staff deployed in support of the Australian Government's emergency relief assistance. Specifically responses from the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in the Phillipines, [s22 redacted], and [s22 redacted]."

Please provide a copy of PM&C's enquiry to HK Logistics.

Yours faithfully,

Trav S

FOI, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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FOI/2021/086

 

Dear Trav S

 

Thank you for your email dated 28 May 2021 (attached), received by the
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department), in which
you made a request to the Department under the Freedom of Information Act
1982 (the FOI Act) in the following terms:

 

On 27 April 2017,  HK Logistics Pty Ltd ( a Palladium company ) wrote a
letter to PM&C in response to PM&C's:

 

"kind enquiry as to our staff deployed in support of the Australian
Government's emergency relief assistance.  Specifically responses from the
2013 Typhoon Haiyan in the Phillipines, [s22 redacted], and [s22
redacted]."

 

Please provide a copy of PM&C's enquiry to HK Logistics.

 

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