Submission to APS review

Mark R. Diamond made this Freedom of Information request to Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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Mark R. Diamond

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I made a joint submission to the recent APS review. I do not have a copy of the submitted document and it appears not to have been published on the website for the APS review ( Nor can I find any other public record or acknowledgement of the submission.

I request, under the Freedom of Information Act, a copy of the submission.

Yours faithfully,

Mark R. Diamond

Julie left an annotation ()

Hi Mark,

You may get a copy of your submission faster by contacting the Review Secretariat (contact form here ) or, alternatively, the PM&C Privacy Officer Email:

Best of luck


Mark R. Diamond left an annotation ()

@Julie. Thank you for the suggestion, and I agree that it might be quicker. However, a direct approach would not cause the submission to be publicly available, whereas an answered request through this web-site would give me a copy of the submission, would produce a publicly available copy, and would result in a public record in the disclosure log.

FOI, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Dear Mr Diamond

Thank you for your email below.

The ASP review Secretariat have informed that your joint submission was published online on Friday the 9 November 2018 on

In light of the above, we invite you to withdraw your FOI request for this document. We would be grateful if could please provide your response by COB Wednesday, 21 November 2018.
If we do not receive a response from you by this date, we will consider that your FOI request with the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet is finalised.

Should you require more information, please contact the Department on 02 6271 5849 or by email [DPMC request email].

We trust this information is of assistance to you.

Yours sincerely
Kind regards

FOI Adviser
FOI and Privacy | Legal Policy Branch
Government Division
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
p. +61 2 6271 5849
e. [DPMC request email] |
PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

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Mark R. Diamond

Dear FOI,

Thank you for your reply. I withdraw my request.

Yours sincerely,

Mark R. Diamond