Advice to Minister on OIA Review
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From: Andrew Ecclestone
Dear Ministry of Justice,
In November 2019 the State Services Commission published the Ministry of Justice's report on progress with Commitment 7 of the Open Government Partnership National Action Plan, as of September 2019. This can be accessed from here:
On page 3 of this progress report, the Ministry states that under Milestone 1:
"The Minister of Justice has considered the Ministry’s report and will consult with his colleagues on proposals to progress a review."
This is an Official Information Act (OIA) request to be supplied with a copy of the Ministry's report (submission/advice) to the Minister of Justice.
Pursuant to section 16 of the OIA, my preferred method of receiving this information is as electronic attachments to an email sent to the address from which the Ministry received this request. Also pursuant to section 16 of the OIA I request that the attachments are provided in the original file format in which they were created, and not as image-only (rasterised) PDF documents, and that they are not watermarked with ‘Released under the OIA’ or similar text, as the law does not require the Ministry to do this.
Under section 19(a)(ii), if the Ministry decides to withhold any of the requested information I have requested, I further request that it provides me with the grounds in support of any reasons for withholding that it has asserted. I also ask that it list each of the public interest factors favouring disclosure that it has considered when making its decision.
I look forward to hearing from the Ministry as soon as reasonably practicable.
From: correspondence, official
Ministry of Justice
Good afternoon ,
Acknowledging receipt of your Official Information Act request for the
advice given from the Ministry of Justice to the Minister of Justice on
the OIA review.
We have passed this on to the relevant business unit for response.
You can expect a response on or before 12^th February 2020.
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From: Taylor, Kris
Ministry of Justice
Official information request for Review of proactive publication of
I refer to your official information request dated 7^th January for Review
of proactive publication of Cabinet papers.
We have transferred your request to the States Services Commission. The
information to which your request relates is not held by us but is
believed to be held by the States Services Commission. In these
circumstances, we are required by section 14 of the OIA to transfer your
You will hear further from the States Services Commission concerning your
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