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Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Page: 1201


Senator Johnston asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 13 November 2008:

For each agency within the responsibility of the Minister, in the period 1 April to 30 September 2008:

(1)   Did the department or agency receive any advice on how to respond to freedom of information (FOI) requests.

(2)   How many FOI requests has the department or agency received.

(3)   How many FOI requests have been granted or denied.

(4)   How many conclusive certificates have been issued in relation to FOI requests.


Senator Faulkner (Special Minister of State and Cabinet Secretary) —The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   No.

(2)   90.

(3)   See table below.

 

Granted in full

Partial disclosure

Denied

Withdrawn

Pending decision

Total

23

27

2

20

18

90

 

(4)   None.