Trans Tasman Bubble - China Discussion

S Rasool made this Official Information request to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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From: S Rasool

Dear Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

Please release all the correspondence made between Early March 2020 & April 2021, related to New Zealand Government's discussion with Australia for opening up the travel between two countries, specifically the correspondence related to New Zealand Government being subjected to condemn China's actions as part of the condition for opening up the Australia-New Zealand corridor.

Yours faithfully,

S Rasool

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MFAT ENQUIRIES

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere

 

195 Lambton Quay, Private Bag 18901
Wellington 6160

New Zealand

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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Kia ora S Rasool

Thank you for your OIA request, this email confirms receipt and advises that your request has been sent to the appropriate division for response.

Please note that our response letter to you (with your personal details redacted), and any enclosed documents, may be published on the Ministry’s website.

Nga Mihi

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatû Aorere

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Tçnâ koe S Rasool

 

I am writing in relation to your Official Information Act request of 22
April 2021 for the following information:

 

“All the correspondence made between Early March 2020 and April 2021,
related to New Zealand’s discussion with Australia for opening up the
travel between two countries, specifically the correspondence related to
New Zealand Government being subjected to condemn China’s actions as part
of the condition for opening up the Australia-New Zealand corridor.”

 

In reviewing the scope of your request, we would like to clarify what
information you are seeking. The Ministry has determined that your request
could be interpreted as either of the below options:

 

1.       All correspondence between March 2020 and April 2021 regarding
New Zealand’s discussion with Australia about opening up travel between
the two countries.

2.       Only correspondence between March 2020 and April 2021 about the
Trans-Tasman Safe Travel Zone that specifically relates to “the
New Zealand Government being subjected to condemn China’s actions as part
of the condition for opening up the Australian-New Zealand corridor”.

 

Please note that if you are intending for your request to capture all
correspondence in the specified time period regarding New Zealand’s
discussion with Australia about opening up travel between the two
countries (option 1), this request is very broad in nature and is likely
to result in an 18(f) refusal, as it would require substantial manual
collation to compile this information.

 

Once you have confirmed what information you are seeking, we will continue
to progress your request.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

Anna

 

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatû Aorere
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195 Lambton Quay, Private Bag 18901, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
[1]www.mfat.govt.nz | [2]www.safetravel.govt.nz

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From: S Rasool

Dear Anna,

That's the latter option i.e. 2

2. Only correspondence between March 2020 and April 2021 about the
Trans-Tasman Safe Travel Zone that specifically relates to “the
New Zealand Government being subjected to condemn China’s actions as part
of the condition for opening up the Australian-New Zealand corridor”.

Yours sincerely,

S Rasool

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