Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement E-commerce Chapter Information

Brendan Molloy made this Freedom of Information request to Department of the Treasury

The request was refused by Department of the Treasury.

From: Brendan Molloy

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Dear Department of the Treasury,

I hereby request, under the Freedom of Information Act (1982),
copies of the following documents:

a) Documents relating to negotiating positions regarding the e-commerce chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement; and

b) Any other documents relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement held by Treasury.

I also make the application that all costs for the processing of
this request be waived on the grounds that the release of this
information is in the public interest, will enhance the
transparency of the process and the public debate surrounding
potential legislative changes.

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Regards,

Brendan Molloy
Councillor
Pirate Party Australia

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From: FOI
Department of the Treasury

Dear Mr Molloy

I refer to your email of 12 November 2013 in which you sought access to
documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act), in
particular:

a) Documents relating to negotiating positions regarding the e-commerce
chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement; and

b) Any other documents relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
held by Treasury.

 

The 30‑day statutory period for processing your request commenced from the
date Treasury received it as stated above.  Your request is currently
being attended to.

Charges may be payable in relation to time spent in searching for and
retrieving relevant documents, decision‑making time, photocopying and
postage.  You will be notified of any charges in relation to your request
or of a decision as soon as possible.

If you have any questions in relation to your application, please contact
the FOI Team on 02 6263 2800.

Kind regards

FOI Team

Parliamentary and Legal Services Unit

Ministerial and Communications Division

The Treasury, Langton Crescent, Parkes ACT 2600

 

Phone:  (02) 6263 2800

Email:  [1][email address]

 

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Dear Mr Molloy,

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Team

Parliamentary and Legal Services Unit

 

Ministerial Communications Division

The Treasury, Langton Crescent, Parkes ACT 2600

phone:  (02) 6263 2800

email:  foi@treasury.gov.au

www.treasury.gov.au

 

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From: Brendan Molloy

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Dear FOI team,

If I were to withdraw Part B of my request, would that be sufficient?

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Regards,

Brendan Molloy
Councillor
Pirate Party Australia

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From: FOI
Department of the Treasury

Dear Mr Molloy

We acknowledge you wish to withdraw part (b) of your original request and revise the request to seek access to part (a) only.

'Documents relating to negotiating positions regarding the e-commerce chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement'

Revised searches have been undertaken and a large number of documents/pages have been identified as potentially falling within the scope of your revised request. Processing your revised request would still be a substantial and unreasonable diversion of departmental resources under section 24AA of the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

If you wish to further discuss your request, please contact [Treasury request email] within the next 14 days. Alternatively, if you do not wish to discuss your request further, we will deem it withdrawn after 14 days (pursuant to section 24AB).

Kind regards

FOI Team
Parliamentary and Legal Services Unit

Ministerial Communications Division
The Treasury, Langton Crescent, Parkes ACT 2600
phone: (02) 6263 2800
email: [email address]
www.treasury.gov.au

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From: Brendan Molloy

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Dear FOI team,

Would amending Part A of the request to "Documents relating to the current negotiating position regarding the e-commerce chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement" be sufficient?

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Regards,

Brendan Molloy
Councillor
Pirate Party Australia

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Dear Mr Molloy

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Team

Parliamentary and Legal Services Unit

 

Ministerial Communications Division

The Treasury, Langton Crescent, Parkes ACT 2600

phone:  (02) 6263 2800

email:  foi@treasury.gov.au

www.treasury.gov.au

 

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Brendan Molloy left an annotation ()

What a waste of time.

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Ben Garrett left an annotation ()

Don't give up Brendan at the very least you can look yourself in the mirror and without any hesitation say "at least I am trying",

With respect,

Ben Garrett

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From: Brendan Molloy

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Dear FOI,

Please advise on how the ambit of this request could be amended to be considered processable.

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Regards,

Brendan Molloy
Councillor
Pirate Party Australia

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From: Brendan Molloy

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Dear FOI,

It has been more than a week since I requested assistance in varying my request to be within a processable ambit.

I still desire assistance in that respect. Thanks.

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Regards,

Brendan Molloy
Councillor
Pirate Party Australia

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