Economic benefit of Pandas

Jackson Wood made this Official Information request to The Treasury

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From: Jackson Wood

Dear The Treasury,

Earlier this year it was reported that Prime Minister John Key said that the economic benefit to New Zealand of obtaining Pandas for a New Zealand Zoo would be "huge".

Under the Official Information Act, I would like to request any and all documents, correspondence, advice, or information The Treasury has prepared, sent, or received on, or about, Pandas since 1 January 2010.

Of specific importance would be any documents, correspondence, advice or information prepared for, sent to, or received from: the Prime Minister and/or his office, or the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC).

I would also like to be provided with answers to the following questions:

1) At any time since November 2008 has The Treasury been involved in the creation of any economic forecasts for the likely benefit or cost of Pandas to the New Zealand economy?

2) Has The Treasury been consulted by any of the following about the economic benefits or costs of obtainingPandas:
- the Prime Minister
- the Prime Minister's office or DPMC

3) What possible economic implications are there for New Zealand in securing Pandas for a New Zealand zoo?

Yours faithfully,

Jackson Wood

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Hi Jackson

 

A response is attached regarding your Official Information Act Request.

 

Kind Regards

 

B Bell

 

Bronwyn Bell - Ministerial Assistant - Ministerial Advisory Service

The Treasury - Kaitohutohu Kaupapa Rawa

Tel: +64 4 917 6951 [email address]

   

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From: Jackson Wood

Dear Ministerial Services Inbox [TSY],

Hi Bronwyn,

I am using the site FYI.org.nz for this OIA. This is a site that makes the process of requesting information public. Because of this, I cannot provide you with my email address or postal address as I do not want these to be public. I can confirm that under S12(1)(a) of the Official Information Act that I am a New Zealand Citizen and have made OIA requests before using this platform.

All communication done through FYI.org will reach me promptly. Please address further correspondence to the email address his has come from and I will reply promptly as I have done with this.

Yours sincerely,

Jackson Wood

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Hi Jackson,

Thank you for your reply and information.

Kind regards

Bronwyn Bell - Ministerial Assistant - Ministerial Advisory Service
The Treasury - Kaitohutohu Kaupapa Rawa
Ext: 8951 [email address]
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Liam Stoneley left an annotation ()

This is a worrying trend. I have seen this type of response before, where an agency asks for a personal email or postal address in order to establish eligibility under s 12. Ironically, they also state it will allow them to more promptly reach the requester (yes, that's right. Postal will be faster than an email to the FYI site). To me, it seems like a deliberate delaying and hindrance tactic which I would hope does not become a regularity.

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Oliver Lineham left an annotation ()

If you do provide them with personal details outside of FYI.org.nz, please tell them that "for the purposes of OIA s16(2) my preferred way of receiving information is by email reply to the FYI.org.nz address from which you received the request" or words to that effect.

Since this is now standard Treasury practice, I will put a notice on the organisation page similar to that on some other agencies that do this.

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Hi Jackson

 

A response is attached regarding your Official Information Act Request.

 

Kind Regards

 

B Bell

 

Bronwyn Bell - Ministerial Assistant - Ministerial Advisory Service

The Treasury - Kaitohutohu Kaupapa Rawa

Tel: +64 4 917 6951 [email address]

   

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE

The information in this email is confidential to the Treasury, intended
only for the addressee(s), and may also be legally privileged. If you are
not an intended addressee:

a. please immediately delete this email and notify the Treasury by return
email or telephone (64 4 472 2733);

b. any use, dissemination or copying of this email is strictly prohibited
and may be unlawful.

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