Communications with Rob Fyfe

George Morrison made this Official Information request to Grant Robertson

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Grant Robertson should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: George Morrison

Dear Grant Robertson,

Please provide me with all communications from and to Rob Fyfe both regarding his advocacy for taking measures to slow the spread of coronavirus and in terms of his role liaising with the private sector on the economic/business response.

Please also provide me with reports/briefings/communications/notes held by the government in considering Mr Fyfe's suggestions.

Please advise if Mr Fyfe has been paid for his role and if so how much.

Yours faithfully,

George Morrison

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From: Hon Grant Robertson

Kia Ora,

Due to the efforts we are all making across Government and Parliament to
manage and respond to COVID-19, processing your correspondence may take
longer than normal. We appreciate your patience at this time.

Thank you for contacting Hon Grant Robertson, the Minister of Finance,
Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission, Minister for Sport and
Recreation, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage and MP for
Wellington Central. The Minister considers all correspondence important
and appreciates you taking the time to write. Please note that as Minister
Robertson receives a large amount of correspondence it is not always
possible to personally reply to all emails.

The following guidelines apply:

Portfolio related correspondence will be considered and  responded to
where appropriate

Invitations and requests to meet with the Minister will be processed as
soon as possible and a staff member will be in contact with you in due
course

All media queries will be responded to by a staff member.

Requests for official information will be managed in accordance with the
provisions of the Official Information Act 1982, which may include
transfer to a more relevant Minister or agency.

If your email falls outside of the Minister’s portfolio responsibilities,
expresses a personal view, or is copied to multiple Members of Parliament,
then your opinion will be noted and your correspondence may be transferred
to another office, or there may be no further response to you.

If your correspondence is to the Minister as the Member of Parliament for
Wellington Central, this will be referred to his electorate office.

 

Please note information about meetings related to the Ministers’
portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or
constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list:
date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the
meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the
Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will
be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet
with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be
released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a
private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the
provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy
considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a
copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to
be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of
your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the
release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the
sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at
[1]http://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Release...

 

 

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From: Hon Grant Robertson

Dear George Morrison

On behalf of the Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance, I acknowledge receipt of your letter of 28 May 2020 requesting:

"all communications from and to Rob Fyfe both regarding his advocacy for taking measures to slow the spread of coronavirus and in terms of his role liaising with the private sector on the economic/business response.
Please also provide me with reports/briefings/communications/notes held by the government in considering Mr Fyfe's suggestions.
Please advise if Mr Fyfe has been paid for his role and if so how much."

Your request was received in this office on 28 May 2020 and will be responded to under the provisions of the Official Information Act.

Yours sincerely

Katy Greco-Ainslie
Private Secretary

Katy Greco-Ainslie | Private Secretary | Office of Hon Grant Robertson
Member of Parliament for Wellington Central
Minister of Finance | Minister for Sport and Recreation | Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission |Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage
Private Bag 18 888 |Parliament Buildings |Wellington 6011 www.beehive.govt.nz

The information contained in this email is privileged and confidential and intended for the addressee only. If you are not the intended recipient, you are asked to respect that confidentiality and not disclose, copy or make use of its contents. If received in error you are asked to destroy this email and contact the sender immediately. Your assistance is appreciated.

Please note information about meetings related to the Ministers' portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list: date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you'd like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at https://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Releas...

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Letter from Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance, attached.

Katy Greco-Ainslie | Private Secretary | Office of Hon Grant Robertson
Member of Parliament for Wellington Central
Minister of Finance | Minister for Sport and Recreation | Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission |Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage
Private Bag 18 888 |Parliament Buildings |Wellington 6011 www.beehive.govt.nz

The information contained in this email is privileged and confidential and intended for the addressee only. If you are not the intended recipient, you are asked to respect that confidentiality and not disclose, copy or make use of its contents. If received in error you are asked to destroy this email and contact the sender immediately. Your assistance is appreciated.

Please note information about meetings related to the Ministers' portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list: date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you'd like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at https://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Releas...

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