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From: Scott

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I would like to make a request for copies of the following documents:

ONE: The December 2018 memo titled “Our parting thoughts and wishes for the National Security System” [1819NSPD/064]

TWO: The December 2018 briefing titled “Prevention of Violent Extremism ‐ Update” [1819NSPD/065]

THREE: The March 2019 briefing titled “Proposed Counter‐terrorism Cabinet papers” [1819NSPD/094]

FOUR: The March 2019 memo titled “Social Media and Harmful Online Content” [1819NSPD/107]

FIVE: The September 2019 Cabinet paper titled “National Terrorism Threat Level and Response System” [ERS‐19‐SUB‐0020]

SIX: The November 2019 Cabinet paper titled “Progress Against the National Security and Intelligence Priorities” [ERS‐19‐SUB‐0038]

SEVEN: The December 2019 briefing titled “Cabinet Social Wellbeing Committee Meeting 4 December 2019 ‐ Managing National Security Information in Proceedings” [1920NSP/038]

EIGHT: The October 2020 briefing titled “QAnon ‐ Designation and Dis‐information” [2021NSP/014]

Yours faithfully,

Scott

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We appreciate your patience at this time. Thanks again and please take
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Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act 1982 which was received on 2 November 2021, copied below. A response will be provided in accordance with the Act.

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On behalf of Raj Nahna, I attach a letter in response to your OIA request.

 

Ngā mihi,

 

Private Secretary (Executive Support)

Office of the Prime Minister

Authorised by Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

 

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From: Scott

Dear Office of the Prime Minister,

I am emailing to follow up on my OIA request which was part transferred to your office from DPMC on 15 November, which you notified me on 9 December would have its response time extended by 20 working days from the original due date (13 December).

By my calculations this was due back no later than this past Monday 31 January. Are you able to provide me with an update on when I can expect a response?

Yours sincerely,

Scott

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From: Scott

Dear DPMC,

Thank you for your response of 22 February. I would like to make a follow up request. I would like to request:

ONE: On page 4 of your release document, it is noted that:

"Over the past few months, officials have undertaken a stocktake of New Zealand’s approach to the prevention of violent extremism"

I would like to request a copy of this stocktake.

TWO: I would like to request copies of Appendix A and Appendix C of 1819NSPD/094, i.e. copies of "National Terrorism Threat Assessment (draft Cabinet paper)" and "Counter-Terrorism Strategic Work Programme (draft Cabinet paper) + Attachments" referred to on page 12 of your release document.

THREE: On page 15 of your release document it is noted that:

"Officials from DPMC met with Facebook in early March 2019. At that meeting officials discussed their concern at the proliferation of terrorist content on social media platforms, and requested Facebook be more responsive to the legitimate safety and security expectations of the governments of countries where it operates. Officials also signalled interest in disinformation and the role of social media companies in combatting it."

I request copies of all communications between DPMC and Facebook relating to this meeting, and copies of any minutes, notes or other records kept by DPMC for this meeting, and the briefing paper or aide memoire which resulted from it (if any).

Yours sincerely,

Scott

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Thank you for emailing the Department of the Prime Minister and
Cabinet (DPMC), including the National Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA).   

Please note, DPMC is not able to respond to emails that are
outside its purview. If the subject of your email does not relate to the
work of DPMC, we will forward your email to the appropriate Minister
or agency who will respond to you directly. To find out more about the
functions of DPMC please view our website - [1]https://dpmc.govt.nz/ 

 

If your correspondence is intended for the Prime Minister please email her
office at - [2][email address]. Contact information for other
Members of Parliament can be found at
- [3]https://www.parliament.nz/en/get-involve...

If you are writing about an issue relating to COVID-19, we encourage you
to first refer to the [4]COVID-19 website. Here’s a list of links that you
may find helpful: 

o [5]Current Alert Level
o [6]Latest Government COVID-19 information
o [7]Jobs, training and financial support
o [8]Travel and the border
o [9]Mental wellbeing, accessing health care and violence protection
o [10]Information for businesses
o [11]Proactive release of Government Response documents
o [12]Managed Isolation and Quarantine 

If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, please call your local GP or
contact the Healthline team on 0800 358 5453

Common Questions:

* Official Information Act (OIA) Requests will be formally acknowledged
during office hours and actioned accordingly. For more information
about the statutory OIA timeframes please see
- [13]http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/.
* For Job opportunities within DPMC please see
- [14]https://centralagenciesjobs.cass.govt.nz.... Please use
this website to apply for vacancies, unfortunately resumes received
through other avenues will not be considered.
* New Zealand Visas and requests for asylum are managed by Immigration
New Zealand. Please see - [15]https://www.immigration.govt.nz/. 

We hope one of the above links helps answer your question.  

We appreciate your patience at this time. Thanks again and please take
care.

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On behalf of Raj Nahna, I attach a letter in response to your OIA request.

 

Ngā mihi,

 

Private Secretary (Executive Support)

Office of the Prime Minister

Authorised by Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

 

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Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act 1982 which was received on Friday, 25 February 2022, copied below. A response will be provided in accordance with the Act.

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

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Ngā mihi,

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

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Ngā mihi,

 

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Ministerial and Business Services
Strategy, Governance and Engagement
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
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From: Scott

Dear DPMC,

I'm emailing to follow up on my request of 25 February (OIA-2021/22-1037), which was due back by the extended due date of 4 May. Could you please let me know when I can expect your response?

Yours sincerely,

Scott

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