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From: Mahrukh Sarwar

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

DPMC

We request the following information for the purpose of participating in the Royal Commission inquiry into the attack on Christchurch Mosques.

Relevant Operative Mentions
1. Copies of documents, correspondences and addresses (including but not limited to emails, letters, presentations) referring to any of the following terms:
a. Arab / Muslim / Islam / Islamist / Islamicist / Jihadist /
b. Terrorists / Extremists / Radical / Far-right / White supremacy

By any of the following Politicians for Period A
a. Winston Peters
b. Don McKinnon
c. Jim Bolger
d. Jenny Shipley
e. Warren Cooper

By any of the following Politicians for Period B
a. Phil Goff
b. Winston Peters
c. Phil Goff
d. Chris Carter
e. Trevor Mallard
f. Mark Burton
g. Don Brash

By any of the following Politicians for Period C
a. Simon Bridges
b. Judith Collins
c. Chris Finlayson
d. Winston Peters
e. Rodney Hide
f. Alfred Ngaro
g. Ron Mark

By any of the following Politicians for Period D
a. Winston Peters
b. Ron Mark
c. Andrew Little
d. Jenny Salesa
e. Kelvin Davis

2. What correspondence have Members of Parliament received from the Public for Periods A, B, C and D which include use of any of the following words:
a. Arab
b. Muslim (including its variant spellings)
c. Burqa (including its variant spellings)
d. Islamic
e. Islam

Training
3. What professional cultural advice or training or resources has the government requested or received on Islam or Muslims for periods A, B, C and D?

Policy Reform
4. What made the government form a task force to monitor for far-right extremism in July 2018?

5. Where did the bridge-building initiative between the government and Muslim Community post 9-11 originate from and what initiatives was it based on or influenced by?

6. Why have the government stopped trying to bridge build with the Muslim community? What was the shift in DPMC policy that deprioritised bridgebuilding?

7. What cultural intelligence and cultural awareness and sensitivity training and reform arose out of the consequences of the Ahmed Zaoui Case? 

8. What cultural intelligence and cultural awareness and sensitivity training and reform arose out of the consequences of the Urewera Raids? 

Royal Commission
9. What was the process for selecting the Royal Commission?

Consultation
10. Who is the government’s on-hand cultural advisor/negotiator/facilitator for:
a. On-going strategy
b. Emergency Situations

Diversity
10. What diverse perspectives have been embraced and resulted in reform of organisational culture that promotes diverse experiences and perspectives?

We request information for the following time periods:
Period A: October 2017 – present
Period B: November 2008 – October 2017
Period C: December 1999 – November 2008
Period D: November 1990 – November 1999

For the requests that ask for information from Periods A, B, C and D please note we do not require that all the information come through at once.
We request in order of this priority: Period A, then B, then C and finally period D.

Word-specific requests: please include variant spellings for these. E.g. For a request pertaining to “Muslim”, please include variants such as “Moslem”.

We appreciate that our requests are extensive. However, they are not disproportionate to the significance of the matters we are engaging in with the Royal Commission.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,
Mahrukh Sarwar

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Kia ora Mahrukh,

Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act 1982 which was received on 13 September 2019, copied below. A response will be provided in accordance with the Act (please see the Office of the Ombudsman Website for more details -  http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/).

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) may publish the response to your Official Information Act (OIA) request.

When you are provided with a response to this request, you will be informed about whether the response to your OIA request will be published. If DPMC does publish the response to your OIA request, personal information, including your name and contact details, will be removed. This publication process does not apply to extension letters or transfers.

Ngā mihi,
Anna.

Ministerial Coordinator
Ministerial Services
Strategy, Governance and Engagement
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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Kia ora Mahrukh Sarwar

 

Thank you for your Official Information Act 1982 (the Act) request
received by DPMC on 13 September 2019. Your full request is in the email
below.

 

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) is only in a
position to respond to your request in terms of information held by DPMC.
To respond, we would like to engage with you in more detail to clarify the
information you would like to receive. I note parts of your request can be
interpreted in different ways, some parts appear to be for information
that would not be official information as deemed by the Act or is for
information (if it exists) that would not be held by DPMC but may be held
by another department or Minister, or is already publicly available.

 

We invite you to contact us at [1][DPMC request email] so that we can
clarify each aspect of your request with you directly.  Grateful if you
could please make contact by Friday, 27 September 2019 to enable us to
progress your request.  We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Anna Whiskin
Senior Ministerial Advisor
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

 
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Please see the attached letter regarding your recent OIA request.

 

Nāku noa, nā

 

Anna Whiskin
Senior Ministerial Advisor
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

 
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The information contained in this email message is for the attention of
the intended recipient only and is not necessarily the official view or
communication of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. If you
are not the intended recipient you must not disclose, copy or distribute
this message or the information in it. If you have received this message
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Tēnā koe Mahrukh,

Thank you for your OIA request, which has been transferred in part from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to the Department of Internal Affairs (the Department), and which was received by the Department on 21 November 2019. This transfer comprised parts 5 and 6 of your request, which are set out below.

5. Where did the bridge-building initiative between the government and Muslim Community post 9-11 originate from and what initiatives was it based on or influenced by?
6. Why have the government stopped trying to bridge build with the Muslim community? What was the shift in DPMC policy that deprioritised bridgebuilding?

The Department will provide its response to your request as soon as practicable and within twenty working days.  The 20th working day is 19 December 2019

Please note that in cases where the Department’s response provides information that is identified to be of general public interest, the response may also be published on the Department of Internal Affairs website.  If the Department publishes its response to your OIA request, all personal information, including your name and contact details, will be removed.

Ngā mihi

Michelle Reed | Lead Advisor – Official Correspondence 
Te Urungi - Organisational Strategy and Performance
Te Tari Taiwhenua - The Department of Internal Affairs
45 Pipitea St | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |  www.dia.govt.nz

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Tēnā koe Mahrukh,

Thank you for your OIA request, which has been transferred in part from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to the Department of Internal Affairs (the Department), and which was received by the Department on 21 November 2019. This transfer comprised parts 5 and 6 of your request, which are set out below.

5. Where did the bridge-building initiative between the government and Muslim Community post 9-11 originate from and what initiatives was it based on or influenced by?
6. Why have the government stopped trying to bridge build with the Muslim community? What was the shift in DPMC policy that deprioritised bridgebuilding?

The Department will provide its response to your request as soon as practicable and within twenty working days.  The 20th working day is 19 December 2019

Please note that in cases where the Department’s response provides information that is identified to be of general public interest, the response may also be published on the Department of Internal Affairs website.  If the Department publishes its response to your OIA request, all personal information, including your name and contact details, will be removed.

Ngā mihi

Michelle Reed | Lead Advisor – Official Correspondence Te Urungi - Organisational Strategy and Performance Te Tari Taiwhenua - The Department of Internal Affairs
45 Pipitea St | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |  www.dia.govt.nz

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Dear Mahrukh,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 13 September 2019 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

“what cultural intelligence and cultural awareness and sensitivity
training and reform arose out of the consequences of the Ahmed Zaoui
case?”

 

Your request has been transferred to the Ministry from the Department of
the Prime Minister and Cabinet on 21 November 2019 and is being processed
in accordance with the Official Information Act 1982. A response will be
sent to you in due course. If you have any enquiries regarding your
request feel free to contact us via email [1][email address] or using
the contact details below.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

MINISTERIAL SERVICES

 

Corporate, Governance and Information

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Level 4, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

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