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Trans Tasman Bubble Framework

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From: Henry

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Dear Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

I am requesting the reported Trans Tasman bubble framework plan which your department has been involved in creating. This is the document created by the "Trans-Tasman Safe Border Group".

Yours faithfully,

Henry

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OFFICIAL
Dear Henry

I refer to your email dated 8 July 2020 requesting access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 to:

" the reported Trans Tasman bubble framework plan which your department has been involved in creating. This is the document created by the "Trans-Tasman Safe Border Group"."

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Danielle

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OFFICIAL
Dear Henry

Please see attached correspondence in respect of your FOI request.

Kind regards
Danielle

DFAT FOI Team

Freedom of Information and Privacy Law Section
Legal Division | Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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From: Henry

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Dear Lindsay,

I am requesting that the fee be waived on the basis of the request being in the general public interest.

Currently the discussion of a potential Trans-Tasman bubble is consistently in both the news and being discussed on an almost weekly basis by politicians on both side of the Tasman. A substantial percentage of the population has been following these developments and deserves to know what a potential bubble may look like should it occur later in the year.

Yours sincerely,

Henry

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Attachment Letter to Henry Charges 3 August 2020.pdf
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OFFICIAL
Dear Henry

Please see the attached letter in respect of your application for a waiver of charges.

Kind regards
Danielle

DFAT FOI Team

Freedom of Information and Privacy Law Section
Legal Division | Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
DFAT.GOV.AU | Twitter | Facebook | Flickr | YouTube

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