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Seeking Job Description and Prescribed Duties of Government First Assistant Secretary (PM & C)

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

Please accept our request for information pursuant to the FOI Act.

Please refer to PMC’s FOI disclosure log and in particular FOI/2019/208.The documents released describes the Job Description, Duties, Selection Criteria and related APS employment information for the position of Assistant Secretary Culture & Awards Branch.

I respectfully seek access to and the disclosure of the same type of document that records the Job Description, Duties, Selection Criteria specific to the position of Government First Assistant Secretary , which is currently filled by a Mr John Reid.

Disclosure of the aforementioned requested documents will promote the FOI Act’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd objectives.

Thank you
Yours sincerely
Francis Sonny Graham Unmeopa

FOI, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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OFFICIAL

Reference: FOI/2022/217

 

Dear Mr Unmeopa

 

Thank you for your email of 14 August 2022, in which you made a request
under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) to the Department
of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department).

 

You set out the terms of the request as follows:

 

Please refer to PMC’s FOI disclosure log and in particular FOI/2019/208. 
The documents released describes the Job Description, Duties, Selection
Criteria and related APS employment information for the position of
Assistant Secretary Culture & Awards Branch.

 

I respectfully seek access to and the disclosure of the same type of
document that records the Job Description, Duties, Selection Criteria
specific to the position of Government First Assistant Secretary , which
is currently filled by a Mr John Reid.

Disclosure of the aforementioned requested documents will promote the FOI
Act’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd objectives

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

The 30 day statutory period for processing your request commenced from the
day after the Department received your request, you should therefore
expect a decision from us by 13 September 2022.  The processing period of
30 days may be extended in certain circumstances and we will write to you
separately regarding 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]https://www.pmc.gov.au/government/depart...,
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.

 

If you consider that the information categorised above is relevant to the
terms of your request please let us know at [3][DPMC request email], 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 deleted from any documents for release). 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.

 

Further information on FOI processing can be found at the website of the
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
[4]https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-infor....

 

Yours sincerely

Leisha

 

 

Coordinator | FOI Section[]

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

Ngunnawal Country | One National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 | PO Box
6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600
e. [5][email address]  w. [6]pmc.gov.au

 

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Department
acknowledges
and pays
respect to
the past,
present and
emerging
Elders and
Traditional
Custodians
of Country,
and the
continuation
of cultural,
spiritual
and
educational
practices of
Aboriginal
and Torres
Strait
Islander
peoples.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FOI, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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OFFICIAL

FOI/2022/217

 

Dear Mr Unmeopa

 

Please find attached the decision regarding your request under the Freedom
of Information Act 1982.

 

Yours sincerely

Cris

 

Adviser | FOI Section[]

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

Ngunawal Country, One National Circuit  Barton  ACT  2600  |  PO Box 6500 
CANBERRA  ACT  2600
e. [1][DPMC request email]  w. [2]pmc.gov.au

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[5]cid:image003.jpg@01D78E24.FF2DAFB0 The
Department
acknowledges
and pays
respect to
the past,
present and
emerging
Elders and
Traditional
Custodians
of Country,
and the
continuation
of cultural,
spiritual
and
educational
practices of
Aboriginal
and Torres
Strait
Islander
peoples.

 

 

______________________________________________________________________ 
IMPORTANT: This message, and any attachments to it, contains information 
that is confidential and may also be the subject of legal professional or 
other privilege. If you are not the intended recipient of this message,
you 
must not review, copy, disseminate or disclose its contents to any other 
party or take action in reliance of any material contained within it. If
you 
have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately
by 
return email informing them of the mistake and delete all copies of the 
message from your computer system. 
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