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From: Peter Timmins

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Dear Attorney-General's Department,
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act for a copy of the latest document that includes an assessment of the arguments for and against the Australian Government applying for membership of the Open Government Partnership

Yours faithfully,
Peter Timmins

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Attorney-General's Department

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Good Morning Mr Timmins

I hereby acknowledge your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) dated 23 October 2012.

Your request will be processed as quickly as possible.

Kind Regards

Margarita Constant
Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
A: +61 (2) 6141 3291  +: [email address]

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From: Eisenberg, Andra
Attorney-General's Department

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Dear Mr Timmins

We refer to your FOI request made to this Department on 23 October 2012.

This email is to inform you that, because the processing of your request involves consultation with relevant third parties, section 15(6) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 gives the Department an extra 30 days in which to process your request. However, we will endeavour to process your request as quickly as possible and have a final response to you by no later than 21 December 2012.

If you have further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Andra Eisenberg | Senior Legal Officer
Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel Australian Government Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
T: +61 (2) 6141 3274  E: [email address]   

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From: Eisenberg, Andra
Attorney-General's Department

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Dear Mr Timmins

 

I refer to your FOI request of 23 October 2012 for a copy of the latest
document that includes an assessment of the arguments for and against the
Australian Government applying for membership of the Open Government
Partnership.  

 

We have had another look at your request and decided that it is unclear
whether you wanted a specific document assessing the arguments for and
against OGP membership or whether you wanted all relevant documents which
contain and/or assess the arguments for and against the Australian
Government joining the OGP.

 

Please could you clarify your request before we proceed.

 

Thank you for your assistance.

 

Regards

 

 

 

Andra Eisenberg | Senior Legal Officer

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel

Australian Government Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National
Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
T: +61 (2) 6141 3274  E: [1][email address]   

 

 

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From: Peter Timmins

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Dear Eisenberg, Andra,

To clarify I am not seeking all documents only the latest document in time that contains an assessment of the arguments for and against Australian membership.I am seeking to understand what considerations were given weight on the most recent occasion the matter received attention.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Timmins

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From: Eisenberg, Andra
Attorney-General's Department


Attachment Signed copy of brief to Attorney re Australia acceeding to OGP.PDF.pdf
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Dear Mr Timmins

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, dated
23rd October 2012, for:

 

.… a copy of the latest document that includes an assessment of the
arguments for and against the Australian Government applying for
membership of the Open Government Partnership ….

    

Decision

 

Under s 23 of the FOI Act, I am authorised to make decisions in relation
to this matter on behalf of this Department.   I have located and examined
the material you have requested and have decided that I am able to release
it to you.  Please find attached the latest document which contains an
assessment of the arguments for and against Australian membership of the
Open Government Partnership.  I trust that this document will be of
assistance to you.  

 

Right of review

Should you wish to seek a review of this decision, you have two options. 
You may seek an internal review by another senior officer of the
Department by forwarding to me, an application, within 30 days of the date
of this letter.

Alternatively, you may seek a review of the decision by writing to the
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).  The OAIC also
investigates complaints should you wish to complain about any aspect of
the way in which your request has been handled.  Applications for review
by the OAIC should be sent to GPO Box 2999, Canberra, ACT 2601 or
[1][email address].  Further information can be found at
[2]www.oaic.gov.au.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

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Andra Eisenberg | Senior Legal Officer

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel

Australian Government Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National
Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
T: +61 (2) 6141 3274  E: [3][email address]   

 

 

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