Ryan Bullock made this Official Information request to Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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From: Ryan Bullock

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

Can you list, and describe in detail ALL interactions with traditional media, social media, search provider and other external parties with regard to content either under production or published already.

Can you detail how the government discovers, tracks and classifies content online and via TV, radio.

Can you provide detail about the budget spent per year on these associated activities.

Can you provide all correspondence between the PM and Jessica Mutch McKay and Tova O'Brien.

Yours faithfully,
Ryan Bullock

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From: Information [DPMC]
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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From: Ryan Bullock

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I believe it is under your purview as it was this department that advertised on seek for the position of "Senior Analyst, Disinformation" In August 2021 This role would be directly included (but not limited to) in the information requested.

Yours faithfully,

Ryan Bullock

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From: Information [DPMC]
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January 2022, are not counted as working days.


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Ministerial Coordinator
Ministerial and Business Services
Strategy, Governance and Engagement
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
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Luke C left an annotation ()

Your request is not very well scoped. The first and last legs of your request is very wide because it asks for "all". And the first leg asks for currently under production or already produced, in other words, everything in the past up to the date of your request. This means going back in time to the time the department was created and having to search through huge volumes of paper and electronic records. Imagine if you received a request like this!

The addition of your follow up email adds another layer of meaning that then needs to be read in conjunction with your first email.

You should also always number the legs of a request so they can be referred to in subsequent correspondence by either the department or yourself.

The department will either respond asking to refine your request or will just interpret in its own way.

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Ryan Bullock left an annotation ()

@Luke C

I am happy to scope this to the last 24months if this is helpful, the general intent of this request is to provide transparency on the governments interactions with media, internet platform providers, and they way they have influenced and controlled content.
I want details on the mechanisms of communication with said parties.
I want details of how the government is gathering awareness of content on different mediums.
I want details of actions taken by government (or contracted parties) to censor, remove, delete, alter, influence any content or all applicable parties (ISPs, Internet platforms like facebook, google, telegram, etc).

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