Seeking the manual, handbook or work instruction governing the drafting/production of declarations or amendments to the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal

Trav S made this Freedom of Information request to Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The request was refused by Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

From: Trav S

Delivered

Dear PM&C

Please provide the requested information administratively, but if this is not reasonably possible consider it a request for information under the FOI Act.

I seek a copy of the handbook, manual or work instruction governing the drafting/production of declarations or amendments to the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal.

Please don't provide the medal's Letters Patent or governing regulations in this request.
Yours faithfully,

Trav S

Link to this

From: FOI
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet


Attachment image001.jpg
0K Download

Attachment image002.jpg
1K Download

Attachment image003.jpg
0K Download

Attachment image004.jpg
0K Download


OFFICIAL

 

FOI/2020/214

 

Dear Trav S

 

Thank you for your email dated 11 September 2020, 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:

 

Please provide the requested information administratively, but if this is
not reasonably possible consider it a request for information under the
FOI Act.

 

I seek a copy of the handbook, manual or work instruction governing the
drafting/production of declarations or amendments to the Humanitarian
Overseas Service Medal.

 

Please don't provide the medal's Letters Patent or governing regulations
in this request.

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

 

Your request was received on 11 September 2020 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 12 October 2020. 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]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.

 

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
[4]https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-infor....

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy | 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

 

[7]cid:image001.jpg@01D30607.6CF4DA00[8]cid:image002.jpg@01D30607.6CF4DA00[9]cid:image003.jpg@01D30607.6CF4DA00 [10]cid:image004.jpg@01D30607.6CF4DA00

The Department acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country
throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, waters and
community. We pay our respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both
past and present.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

show quoted sections

References

Visible links
1. https://www.pmc.gov.au/government/depart...
2. mailto:[DPMC request email]
3. mailto:[DPMC request email]
4. https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-infor...
5. mailto:[DPMC request email]
6. http://www.pmc.gov.au/
7. https://twitter.com/pmc_gov_au
8. https://www.linkedin.com/company/departm...
9. https://twitter.com/indigenous_gov
10. https://www.facebook.com/indigenous.gov....

Link to this

From: FOI
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet


Attachment image001.jpg
0K Download

Attachment image002.jpg
1K Download

Attachment image003.jpg
0K Download

Attachment image004.jpg
0K Download

Attachment image005.png
58K Download

Attachment FOI 2020 214 Decision.pdf
63K Download View as HTML


OFFICIAL

 

Dear Trav S

 

Please find attached the decision on your request to the Department of the
Prime Minister and Cabinet under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

 

Yours sincerely

 

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

[3]cid:image001.jpg@01D30607.6CF4DA00[4]cid:image002.jpg@01D30607.6CF4DA00[5]cid:image003.jpg@01D30607.6CF4DA00[6]cid:image004.jpg@01D30607.6CF4DA00

[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.

 

 

 

show quoted sections

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[DPMC request email]
2. http://www.pmc.gov.au/
3. https://twitter.com/pmc_gov_au
4. https://www.linkedin.com/company/departm...
5. https://twitter.com/indigenous_gov
6. https://www.facebook.com/indigenous.gov....

Link to this

From: Trav S

Delivered

Dear FOI,

Thank you for taking a look for me.

The drafting/production of declarations or amendments to the HOSM are undertaken by the OPC based on instructions from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as the agency with policy responsibility for the HOSM.

I would be grateful for a clarification, would either documents come under my original FOI request?

1. The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Legislation Handbook (2017)

2. OPC's drafting services: a guide for clients (2016)

Yours sincerely,

Trav S

Link to this

From: Trav S

Delivered

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet's handling of my FOI request 'Seeking the manual, handbook or work instruction governing the drafting/production of declarations or amendments to the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal'.

The HOSM is governed by legislation. The Department responsible for HOSM administration instructed OPC to draft an amendment to the 2004 HOSM (Iraq) declaration to extend the Medal to specified commercial contractors. Agency staff instructing OPC on the drafting of bills and instruments have roles and responsibilities when producing such instructions. It appears reasonable and in the public interest to disclose the documents guiding staff producing instructions to OPC regarding amendments to HOSM declarations.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

Trav S

Link to this

From: FOI
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet


Attachment image001.png
0K Download

Attachment image002.png
0K Download

Attachment image003.png
0K Download

Attachment image004.jpg
0K Download

Attachment image005.jpg
1K Download

Attachment image006.jpg
0K Download

Attachment image007.jpg
0K Download


OFFICIAL

 

OFFICIAL

 

FOI/2020/214IR

 

Dear Trav S

 

Thank you for your email dated 16 October 2020, received by the Department
of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department), in which you made a
request for internal review of the Department’s decision dated 12 October
2020, in relation to your request under the Freedom of Information Act
1982 (the FOI Act) (reference: FOI/2020/214) in the following terms:

 

Please provide the requested information administratively, but if this is
not reasonably possible consider it a request for information under the
FOI Act.

 

I seek a copy of the handbook, manual or work instruction governing the
drafting/production of declarations or amendments to the Humanitarian
Overseas Service Medal.

 

Please don't provide the medal's Letters Patent or governing regulations
in this request.

 

Timeframe for receiving your internal review decision

 

We received your request for internal review on 16 October 2020 and the
30-day statutory period for internal review commenced from the day after
that date. You should therefore expect the internal review decision from
us by 16 November 2020.

 

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:

o any person’s signature;
o the names and contact details of Australian Public Service officers
not in the Senior Executive Service (SES);
o the mobile or direct numbers of SES officers;
o 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
[4]https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-infor....

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy Section| Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

[5]http://www.dcducks.com/wp-content/themes...
6271 5849
[6]http://cdn.mysitemyway.com/icons-waterma... request email]

[8]https://www.musicianswithoutborders.org/...

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

[10]cid:image001.jpg@01D30607.6CF4DA00[11]cid:image002.jpg@01D30607.6CF4DA00[12]cid:image003.jpg@01D30607.6CF4DA00[13]cid:image004.jpg@01D30607.6CF4DA00

 

show quoted sections

References

Visible links
1. https://www.pmc.gov.au/government/depart...
2. mailto:[DPMC request email]
3. mailto:[DPMC request email]
4. https://www.oaic.gov.au/freedom-of-infor...
7. mailto:[DPMC request email]
9. http://www.pmc.gov.au/
10. https://twitter.com/pmc_gov_au
11. https://www.linkedin.com/company/departm...
12. https://twitter.com/indigenous_gov
13. https://www.facebook.com/indigenous.gov....

Link to this

From: FOI
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet


Attachment image001.jpg
0K Download

Attachment image002.jpg
1K Download

Attachment image003.jpg
0K Download

Attachment image004.jpg
0K Download

Attachment image005.png
58K Download

Attachment FOI 2020 214IR Internal review decision.pdf
76K Download View as HTML


OFFICIAL

 

Dear Trav S

 

Please find attached the internal review decision on your request under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 to the Department of the Prime
Minister and Cabinet.

 

Yours sincerely

 

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

[3]cid:image001.jpg@01D30607.6CF4DA00[4]cid:image002.jpg@01D30607.6CF4DA00[5]cid:image003.jpg@01D30607.6CF4DA00[6]cid:image004.jpg@01D30607.6CF4DA00

[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.

 

 

 

show quoted sections

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[DPMC request email]
2. http://www.pmc.gov.au/
3. https://twitter.com/pmc_gov_au
4. https://www.linkedin.com/company/departm...
5. https://twitter.com/indigenous_gov
6. https://www.facebook.com/indigenous.gov....

Link to this

From: Trav S

Delivered

Dear FOI,

Thank you for undertaking the internal review.

Yours sincerely,

Trav S

Link to this

Things to do with this request

Anyone:
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet only: