Tony Abbott's alleged dual citizenship of Australia and the United Kingdom

Dan Monceaux made this Freedom of Information request to Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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From: Dan Monceaux

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet FOI Officers,

I wish to receive digital copies (or scans) of any internal documents, including (but not limited to) emails, letters, memos and telephone notes regarding speculation that former Prime Minister Tony Abbott held (or continues to hold) dual citizenship of Australia and the United Kingdom.

I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Yours sincerely,

Dan Monceaux

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FOI/2017/116

 

Dear Mr Monceaux

 

Thank you for your email dated 14 July 2017, 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:

 

I wish to receive digital copies (or scans) of any internal documents,
including (but not limited to) emails, letters, memos and telephone notes
regarding speculation that former Prime Minister Tony Abbott held (or
continues to hold) dual citizenship of Australia and the United Kingdom.

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

 

We received your request on 14 July 2017 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 13 August 2017. The period
of 30 days may be extended in certain circumstances. We will advise you if
there is any extension of time.

 

Charges

 

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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]http://www.dpmc.gov.au/pmc/accountabilit...,
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 at
[4]http://www.oaic.gov.au/foi-portal/about_....

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

Access and Administrative Review Section | Honours and Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. 02 6271 5849

e. [5][DPMC request email]

[6]www.pmc.gov.au

PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

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Dear Mr Monceaux

 

I’m writing in relation to your FOI request with the Department of the
Prime Minister and Cabinet – ref: FOI/2017/116.

 

The due date for a decision on your request is 13 August 2017, or next
business day 14 August 2017. Regrettably, the Department is not in a
position to finalise the decision on the FOI request before the due date.
Accordingly, we are seeking your consent to a 30 day extension of time to
the processing period, in accordance with section 15AA of the FOI Act. We
will endeavour to notify you of the decision prior to this extended date.

 

We kindly request you confirm your sent to the extension by way of return
email. If you are not inclined to agree to an extension of time, we ask
that you let us know today if possible.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Adviser

Access and Administrative Review | Honours, Symbols and Legal Policy
Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. +61 2 6271 5849

e. | [1][DPMC request email] | [2]www.dpmc.gov.au

PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

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From: Dan Monceaux

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Dear FOI Officers,

Thanks for providing me with your request for a time extension. You are welcome to take another 30 days.

Yours sincerely,

Dan Monceaux

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Dan Monceaux left an annotation ()

The 30 day time extension sought by the Department has now lapsed. No further response has been received.

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