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Thursday, 27 May 1999
Page: 5682


Senator Faulkner asked the Minister representing the Minister for Finance and Administration, upon notice, on 8 March 1999:

(1) With reference to requests for disclosure of information under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 dealt with by the department since 3 March 1996, how many of those requests related to documents held by: (a) the department; (b) another department; (c) a minister's office; or (d) a combination of these.


Senator Ellison (Special Minister of State) —The Minister for Finance and Administration has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) Of the requests received by the department since 3 March 1996, (a) 121 requests related to documents held by the department; (b) five requests related to documents held by another department; (c) no requests related to documents held by a minister's office; or (d) 17 requests related to documents held by a combination of these. In seven cases no relevant documents were found.