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James made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

The request was successful.

From: James

Dear Ministry of Health,

On the 11th January you received an OIA request enquiring what qualifications Mr Tukaki held with a specific reference to tertiary qualifications he listed in the Suicide Prevention Australia Annual Financial report dated June 2020 which is publicly available.

His tertiary qualifications were listed as:
Post Graduate Diploma in Diplomacy
and Negotiations (VU), Bachelor of
Management Studies (BMS,WU), NZ
Certificate in Business (BOP/MT),
International Government Certificate
in Knowledge Management (IGKM).

Your response did not address the issue on whether Mr Tukaki did indeed hold these qualifications.

As a result a further request under the OIA was made on the 13/03/2023 requesting the following:
Please provide any University or Tertiary qualifications Mr Tukaki listed on either his application for the role of Director of Suicide Prevention, Or in his CV he submitted for this role.

If Mr Tukaki listed University or Tertiary qualifications, please confirm if they were all checked and confirmed with each Institution as part of the recruitment process at the time of application, if not, why not?

However the Ministry lumped this request in with a request for Mr Tukaki's CV and again, it was not answered.

As such under the OIA,I seek the following clarification.
Does Mr Tukaki hold all of the above mentioned tertiary qualifications which are listed in the Suicide Prevention Australia Annual Financial Report 2022.

A simple Yes or No is all that is required.

Yours faithfully,


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