VIP Aircraft Usage and Costs Prime Minister and Governor-General

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From: Justin

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

Under the FOI Act, i request information relating to the costs of using the Australian Government Aircrafts by the Prime Minister and the Governor-General for Government Travel, preferably including a detailed breakdown of what attributes to the flight cost per hour.

I also request information relating to the passengers on board the aircraft accompanying the primary user, including any guidelines to the limit of who can travel on the aircraft.

Yours faithfully,

Justin

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Dear Justin
 
Thank you for your email below to the Department of the Prime Minister and
Cabinet (the Department) in which you made request under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) (our reference FOI/2019/057).
 
Invalid Request
 
Your request, in its current form, does not constitute a valid request as
while your request purports to seek documents, it is largely framed as a
request for information rather than documents. The FOI Act provides for
access to documents and not to information.  The Department is therefore
unable to treat your request as an FOI request until you specify what
documents you are seeking access to. Accordingly, could you please provide
more specificity/details concerning the document/s you are seeking access
to.
 
If you wish to make a valid FOI request, please note that it must also
meet the requirements in section 15 of the FOI Act. Namely, in order to be
considered a valid request under the FOI Act, the application must specify
that it is made for the purposes of the FOI Act (s15(2)(a)) and also
provide such information about a document as is reasonably required to
enable it to be identified (s15(2)(b)).
 
We also seek that you provides a more detailed timeframe, clearly stating
the date from and to, to assist with documents searches.
 
As your FOI request is not yet valid, the Department has not commenced
processing it. We would be grateful for your response by Wednesday 13
March 2019.  If a response is not received by this date, the Department
will take no further action in relation to your enquiry.
 
If you would like assistance to make a valid FOI request, please feel free
to contact the Department by return email at [1][email address].
 
Please note also, that if you are seeking documents in regards to the
Governor-General of Australia, we recommend you direct your FOI enquiry to
the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General at
[2]FOI@[email address]
 
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. [3][DPMC request email] |
[4]www.dpmc.gov.au
PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600
 
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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

UNCLASSIFIED
Hello Justin,
 
My apologies, our previous correspondence to you included an incorrect
date for you to reply by. We are happy to receive a response from you by 4
April 2019. If we do not hear from you by then in relation to this matter,
the Department will take no further action in relation to your enquiry.
 
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. [1][DPMC request email] |
[2]www.dpmc.gov.au
PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600
_____________________________________________
From: FOI <[email address]>
Sent: Wednesday, 20 March 2019 6:57 PM
To: 'Justin' <[FOI #5290 email]>
Cc: FOI <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - VIP Aircraft Usage and Costs
Prime Minister and Governor-General [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
 
 
Dear Justin
 
Thank you for your email below to the Department of the Prime Minister and
Cabinet (the Department) in which you made request under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) (our reference FOI/2019/057).
 
Invalid Request
 
Your request, in its current form, does not constitute a valid request as
while your request purports to seek documents, it is largely framed as a
request for information rather than documents. The FOI Act provides for
access to documents and not to information.  The Department is therefore
unable to treat your request as an FOI request until you specify what
documents you are seeking access to. Accordingly, could you please provide
more specificity/details concerning the document/s you are seeking access
to.
 
If you wish to make a valid FOI request, please note that it must also
meet the requirements in section 15 of the FOI Act. Namely, in order to be
considered a valid request under the FOI Act, the application must specify
that it is made for the purposes of the FOI Act (s15(2)(a)) and also
provide such information about a document as is reasonably required to
enable it to be identified (s15(2)(b)).
 
We also seek that you provides a more detailed timeframe, clearly stating
the date from and to, to assist with documents searches.
 
As your FOI request is not yet valid, the Department has not commenced
processing it. We would be grateful for your response by Wednesday 13
March 2019.  If a response is not received by this date, the Department
will take no further action in relation to your enquiry.
 
If you would like assistance to make a valid FOI request, please feel free
to contact the Department by return email at [3][email address].
 
Please note also, that if you are seeking documents in regards to the
Governor-General of Australia, we recommend you direct your FOI enquiry to
the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General at
[4]FOI@[email address]
 
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. [5][DPMC request email] |
[6]www.dpmc.gov.au
PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600
 
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